Pro­pos­als to ben­e­fit area non-prof­its

The ap­pli­ca­tions through the Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion are open un­til Oct. 6

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Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion to help Coatesville area non-prof­its.

The Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion says help them help you.

The Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion’s 2016 fall grant­mak­ing re­quest for pro­pos­als is avail­able on-line at www.brandy­wine­foun­da­tion.org. Non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions serv­ing the Greater Coatesville Area that meet the foun­da­tion’s strate­gic pri­or­i­ties can ap­ply.

The grant ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is Oct. 6.

Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion’s Strate­gic Pri­or­i­ties for 2016 – 2019 is as fol­lows:

Pri­or­ity one: health eq­uity - en­sure that ev­ery res­i­dent of the Greater Coatesville com­mu­nity has the op­por­tu­nity to make choices that will al­low them to live a long and healthy life, re­gard­less of their race, eth­nic­ity, gen­der, dis­abil­ity, in­come or back­ground.

Pri­or­ity two: healthy youth - em­power youth aged 12 – 24 in the com­mu­nity to achieve and main­tain a healthy life­style, cul­ti­vate lead­er­ship skills and ex­pe­ri­ence, and achieve their goals for the fu­ture.

Pri­or­ity three: healthy com­mu­nity – im­prove com­mu­nity con­di­tions that help im­pact the health of ev­ery­one in Greater Coatesville.

“The Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion is com­mit­ted to strength­en­ing the health and well-be­ing of the greater Coatesville com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing grant funds to the safety net or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide high cal­iber, af­ford­able med­i­cal, den­tal and be­hav­ioral health ser­vices, in ad­di­tion to help­ing to im­prove the qual­ity of life in a va­ri­ety of ways for the res­i­dents who live in the Coatesville area,” said Mar­garet Riv­ello, Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion board mem­ber and chair of the foun­da­tion’s grant­mak­ing com­mit­tee. “Our board of di­rec­tors and grant­mak­ing com­mit­tee have made the strate­gic de­ci­sion to of­fer this grant­mak­ing op­por­tu­nity one time a year, dur­ing the fall, and look for­ward to re­view­ing the nu­mer­ous ap­pli­ca­tions demon­strat­ing stel­lar pro­grams and ser­vices to in­di­vid­u­als in need.”

The Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion be­lieves ev­ery­one de­serves to be healthy and to grow up in a vi­brant com­mu­nity. Foun­da­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives said the chal­lenge is that the greater Coatesville area has sig­nif­i­cant dis­par­i­ties in health based on race, in­come, eth­nic­ity and where they re­side. The Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion said it is chang­ing lives and build­ing a healthy com­mu­nity by: in­vest­ing in or­ga­ni­za­tions that help peo­ple live health­ier lives; in­vest­ing in young peo­ple; in­vest­ing in projects that help Coatesville thrive; and bring­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers to­gether to de­velop new so­lu­tions and new lead­ers for pos­i­tive and last­ing change in Coatesville.

Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion’s mis­sion is to im­prove the health and well-be­ing of peo­ple who live and work in the greater Coatesville area by fos­ter­ing com­mu­nity part­ner­ships, by pro­vid­ing ca­pac­ity build­ing sup­port, and by mak­ing grants to pro­mote health eq­uity, healthy youth, and a healthy com­mu­nity.

If in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing to the Brandy­wine Health Foun­da­tion, visit the foun­da­tion’s web­site at www. brandy­wine­foun­da­tion.org to re­view the pri­or­ity re­quire­ments.

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