Youth Philanthropy Program seeks grant proposals for LGBTQ services

The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program is seeking grant proposals for LCTBQ health and education programming. COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) of the Brandywine Health Foundation announced that it is requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing LGBTQ sexual health education and services in the greater Coatesville area.  Initiated...

Brandywine Health Foundation announces $416K in grants

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation has announced 23 grants totaling $416,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to $16,204,093 in the Foundation’s Fifteenth Anniversary year. “Our community is very fortunate to have so many strong and effective non-profits here in Coatesville. I applaud the efforts of our grantmaking committee,...

Dinniman: DCNR to grant $3.8 million for open space in Chester County

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) announced this week that ten outdoor recreation and environmental conservation projects in Chester County will receive nearly $3.8 million in total state funding through the Pennsylvania Community Conservation Partnerships Grant Program (CCPP). The projects are as follows: $50,000 to Chester County to prepare a trail study for the development approximately 15 miles of...

YMCA program to help kids thrive

Kids with diverse abilities learn fitness, water safety and teamwork The torches may have been doused, but Rio 2016’s fever hasn’t left for some kids who were glued to the action last summer. Now, with a recent grant to YMCA of Greater Brandywine from Autism Speaks, even more children with diverse abilities will be able to channel their Olympic inspiration into improving their swimming skills. The...

County fire companies get $500K federal grant to buy radios

(From left to right, front row) Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Chief and Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; John Sly, John Sly Grantwriting; John Weer, Chester County Fire Marshal; B.J. Meadowcroft, Union Fire Company of Oxford; County Commissioner...

Dinniman urges local alternative fuel grant applications

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged local municipalities, school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program. The program opened February 20 and an estimated $7 million in grants is now available to eligible applicants.    Send article...

Dinniman announces $40,000 grant for CCIU

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) will receive $400,000 in grant funding for after-school programs in southern Chester County. The three-year grant comes through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program provides academic enrichment opportunities...

Four Chesco organizations get environmental grants

WEST CHESTER  –  Four Chester County organizations will receive a total of $17,873 in state Environmental Education Grants, State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) announced Friday. “These grants will be used to develop hands-on environmental education programs and community workshops,” Dinniman said. “It is crucial that we prepare the next generation of Pennsylvanians to value and safeguard the...

Ross announces grant for Kennett Senior Center

KENNETT SQUARE — State Rep. Chris Ross (R-158) announced last week that the Kennett Area Senior Center will receive a state grant as part of a $2 million statewide plan to modernize senior centers across the Commonwealth. “The Kennett Area Senior Center will be receiving a Senior Community Center Grant of more than $64,000 for volunteer coordinator initiatives,” Ross said in a statement.  “This...

County approves $2.9M in revitalization grants

Kennett Sq., Coatesville, So. Coatesville among grantees WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners approved $2.9 million in Community Revitalization Program (CRP) grants, Tuesday. “Over the years, CRP grants have helped to improve communities across Chester County, focusing on urban areas,” said Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. “In addition to improving the public health and safety...