Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Receives $50K grant from Chesco Community Foundation and County

WEST CHESTER — The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center announced that it has received a  $50,000 grant from the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) and Chester County Commissioners (CCC) to support the venue’s ongoing “Raise Up The Curtain” initiative. As part of CCCF’s and the CCC’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funds will be used to reopen...

Commissioners announce COVID grants to county school districts

Chester County Commissioners allocate $10 million in CARES funds to support public schools in Chester County impacted by COVID-19. Pictured with a check for $10 million presented to the Chester County Intermediate Unit are (from left to right): Dr. Emilie Lonardi, District Superintendent, Downingtown Area School District; Dr. George Fiore, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit; Chester...

County granted $3.74 million for farm preservation

At its recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board awarded Chester County the highest level of funding, $3.74 million, to preserve nearly 150 more acres of farmland on two Chester County farms.  The state board announced an overall spending threshold of $38 million for the purchase of development rights from 38 farm owners state-wide – the highest spending total in over...

Colonial Theatre could get $100K matching grant — if donations hit goal

Two local movie-lovers just keep on giving to Association for the Colonial Theatre – and challenging the newly expanded nonprofit. The anonymous members recently announced a $100,000 matching challenge grant to benefit the historic movie theatre and concert venue. If the Colonial raises $100,000 by May 31, 2018 for its Bank on the Arts capital campaign, it will receive a $100,000 grant from the Chester...

Bentley Systems pledges $250K to Chester Co. Historial Society

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is pleased to receive a technology pledge of $250,000 from Bentley Systems for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The pledge will aid CCHS in developing interactive components for this exhibit such as touchscreens, mobile tablets, handicapped-accessible devices, computer-based kiosks and listening stations, audio...

County Historical Society gets $400K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) announced Tuesday that it had received an implementation grant of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The grant program is extremely competitive. Of the 212 grants awarded nationally, CCHS was one of only ten to receive funding in the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations...

Modena picked for county revitalization grants

Seven county boroughs receive funds, Modena to get $38,000 for sewer improvements WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners approved $2.6 million in Community Revitalization Program grants, this week. “These grants will improve communities across Chester County, focusing on urban areas,” said Commissioner Chair Terence Farrell. “Seven boroughs will use the money for the ‘downtown’...