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Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Fdn awards over $900K in grants

Friday, December 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Seasholtz
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Contact: Rose Walters, Office Manager &
Communications Associate
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
610-323-2006 x21






Pottstown, PA – December 29, 2016 – The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded $945,786 in grant requests during the fall grant round of 2016 to 39 non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities.

 “These programs play a major role in supporting the Foundation’s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles within the community,” Foundation President Dave Kraybill said.

Grant requests are submitted based on specific priorities. The following list identifies the 39 organizations receiving funding during the Foundation’s most recent grant round.


PRIORITY #1: Healthy Behaviors - General

There were no requests for Priority #1 during this grant round.

PRIORITY #1A:    Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living. (Three grants were awarded totaling $29,361)

  • Montgomery County Community College Foundation: Dental Sealant Project
  • Montgomery Early Learning Centers: Pottstown Playground Project
  • The Pennsylvania State University: After School and Summer 4-H Programs at Park Springs Apartments


PRIORITY #1B:  Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access to physical activity (10 grants were awarded totaling $346,900).

  • Amity Township Athletic Club: Replacement of overhead lighting at pool complex
  • Boyertown Area Branch- Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA: Boyertown Community Pool Renovations
  • Boyertown Rotary Foundation: Pickle Ball Courts (3)
  • Pottsgrove Soccer Club Inc.: Everybody Scores 2016
  • Pottstown Athletic Club: Fitnesstown USA II
  • Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority: Pottstown FARM
  • Preservation Pottstown Inc.: Mosaic CLT Community Gardens Initiatives
  • Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church: God's Community Garden
  • YWCA Tri-County Area: Capacity Building Matching Grant
  • YWCA Tri-County Area: Phase 1 Strategic Plan Implementation


PRIORITY #1C:  Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living (Seven grants were awarded totaling $160,500).

  • ArtFusion: Beech Street Factory - Community Programs
  • Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos Inc: Schuylkill River Greenway & Fun
  • Developmental Enterprises Corporation/Pottstown Training Center: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
  • Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities: Promoting Health and Stability in Our Community
  • Schuylkill River Athletic Club: Junior Dragon Warriors - C.R.E.W. Community Recreational Water athletics program
  • Wellness Council of Boyertown: Supporting Health and Wellness in our Community
  • Family Services of Montgomery County: AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) for the Pottstown Office of Family Services of Montgomery County


PRIORITY #2:  Funding programs for physical health and emotional well-being (12 grants were awarded totaling $259,865).

  • Camphill Village Kimberton Hills: Aging in Community
  • Carson Valley Children's Aid: Women's Voices/Healthy Choices
  • Child Advocacy Center Of Montgomery County, d/b/a Mission Kids: Fostering Resiliency through Family Advocacy
  • Child, Home & Community: Pottstown Area Pregnant & Parenting Initiative
  • Family Services of Montgomery County: Building Resilience Among Young Parents
  • Health Care Access: Health Care Access Programs
  • Laurel House: Community Counseling
  • Maternity Care Coalition: Early Head Start (Pottstown)
  • Pennsylvania State University Philanthropic Fund: Dining with Diabetes
  • TriCounty Active Adult Center: Prime Time Health - Helping older adults live longer, healthier, more independent lives
  • Triskeles Foundation: Food For Thought (FFT)
  • Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc. (VNA): Personal Navigator Program with Expanded Legal Support


PRIORITY #3:  Funding learning opportunities and strategic planning to strengthen non-profits (Seven grants were awarded totaling $149,160)

  • Child, Home & Community: Capacity Building Technology Upgrade
  • Helping To Inspire Positive And Healthy Opportunities For Progress: Board Training and Strategic Planning
  • Operation Inspiration: Bulldog Program
  • Pottstown Area Police Athletic League: Administrative Operations & Sports Complex Advancement
  • Pottstown Public Library: Engaging Donors and Stakeholders Using Communication and Development Best Practices
  • Royersford Outreach, Inc.: General Operating Funds for Building and Program
  • TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc.: Operating Grant for TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Worksite Wellness Initiative

About the Foundation: The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Visit  for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area's online community at to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. Follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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