Foun­da­tion awards more than $1.5 mil­lion in grant funds

The Community Connection - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Pottstown Area Health & Well­ness Foun­da­tion has awarded $1,547,345 in grant re­quests dur­ing the spring grant round of fis­cal year 2014-2015 to 40 non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, schools, and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

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

Grant re­quests are sub­mit­ted based on the fol­low­ing pri­or­ity ar­eas:

1: HEALTHY BE­HAV­IORS

1A: Pro­mot­ing healthy liv­ing through nutri­tion, ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams in public and pri­vate schools to re­duce obe­sity and en­cour­age healthy liv­ing

1B: Im­prov­ing parks, pro- gram­ming and the built en­vi­ron­ment to in­crease ac­cess to phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity

1C: Cre­at­ing and pro­mot­ing so­cial net­works in­volv­ing healthy liv­ing

2: PHYS­I­CAL AND EMO­TIONAL HEALTH

3: STRENGTHEN NON­PROF­ITS

The fol­low­ing list iden­ti­fies the 40 or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ceiv­ing fund­ing dur­ing the Foun­da­tion’s most re­cent grant round:

PRI­OR­ITY #1A: Pro­mot­ing healthy liv­ing through nutri­tion, ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams in public and pri­vate schools to re­duce obe­sity and en­cour­age healthy liv­ing. ($762,330)

Boy­er­town Area School Dis­trict – Brain Body Con­nec­tion

Brooke­side Montes­sori – B Well (Be Well)

Coven­try Chris­tian School – Pro­ject Pur­pose

Daniel Boone Area School Dis­trict – Healthy for a Life­time Pro­gram

Falkner Swamp Nurs­ery School, Inc. – Health and Well­ness Pro­posal

Holy Cross Re­gional Catholic School – School Gar­den, Out­door Learn­ing En­vi­ron­ment and Gym En­hance­ments

Owen J. Roberts School Dis­trict – Fit for Life

Perkiomen Val­ley School Dis­trict - Well­ness Co­or­di­na­tor

Potts­grove School Dis­trict – Build­ing Re­siliency

Pottstown School Dis­trict – PEAK Health and Well­ness Ini­tia­tive

Pottstown School Dis­trict – Healthy School Com­mu­ni­ties Ini­tia­tive

Spring-Ford Area School Dis­trict – Well­ness Mat­ters 2015-16

St. Aloy­sius School – Keep­ing Health in Mind, Body and Spirit

The Wyn­d­croft School – Health for Life 2015-16

West-Mont Chris­tian Academy – School Health and Well­ness

PRI­OR­ITY #1B: Im­prov­ing parks, pro­gram­ming and the built en­vi­ron­ment to in­crease ac­cess to phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity ($42,500)

Bor­ough of Pottstown - Na­tive In­dian Burial Site Me­mo­rial and Park Im­prove­ments

North Coven­try Town­ship - Coven­try Trail/ Pi­geon Creek Pedes­trian Bridge

Washington Town­ship - Ath­letic Field Ex­pan­sion Pro­ject for Washington Town­ship Park

PRI­OR­ITY #1C: Cre­at­ing and pro­mot­ing so­cial net­works in­volv­ing healthy liv­ing ($400,300)

Boy­er­town Area Branch-Philadelphia Free­dom Val­ley YMCA - Im­prove­ments to the Boy­er­town Com­mu­nity Pool

Ex­pres­sive Ther­apy Con­cepts Inc. - Smashville Bad­minton and Fit­ness Cen­ter Pro­gram­ming

Greater Pottstown Ten­nis & Learn­ing - Ten­nis pro­grams for all ages, lev­els & abil­i­ties

Green Val­leys As­so­ci­a­tion - Out­door and En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­grams with El­iz­a­beth B. Barth and Pottstown Mid­dle Schools

Ju­lian Dorsey Foun­da­tion - Ex­tend­ing Free Af­ter-School Soc­cer Pro­grams

Olivet Boys & Girls Club - Body, Mind & Soul Ap­proach to Com­mu­nity Health and Well­ness

Pottstown Branch- Philadelphia Free­dom Val­ley YMCA - Com­mu­nity Health Ini­tia­tives

Schuylkill River Ath­letic Club - Row UP Pro­gram

Schuylkill River Green- way As­so­ci­a­tion - Bike Pottstown Pro­gram - 2015-16

Spring Val­ley Branch - Philadelphia Free­dom Val­ley YMCA - Nutri­tion Coun­sel­ing/Healthy Eat­ing Classes

St. John’s Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church of Boy­er­town - Joint Pro­gram of Ex­er­cise and Healthy Lifestyle with Boy­er­town Area YMCA

The Ten­nis Farm Inc. - On the Rise Ten­nis Pro­gram - Pottstown School Dis­trict

YWCA Tri-County Area - Healthy Path­ways Pro­ject

PRI­OR­ITY #2: Fund­ing pro­grams for phys­i­cal health and emo­tional well­be­ing ($122,500)

ACLAMO – Conex­iones por Salud – Pottstown

Fam­ily Ser­vices of Mont­gomery County - Pro­ject HEARTH (Help­ing El­derly

Adults Re­main in Their Homes)

Ma­ter­nal and Child Health Con­sor tium of Ch­ester County - Healthy Start and Ben­e­fits En­roll- ment

Pottstown Area Health & Well­ness Foun­da­tion Fund­ing - Page 4

PRI­OR­ITY #3: Fund­ing learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and strate­gic plan­ning to strengthen non-prof­its ($219,715)

Cen­tro Cul­tural Lati­nos Unidos Inc - Board of Di­rec­tors Boot Camp

Pottstown Rum­ble / Pottstown Parks & Recre­ation - Tech­nol­ogy and Phys­i­cal Well­ness Sup­port

TriCounty Com­mu­nity Net­work Inc. - Com­mu­nity Col­lab­o­ra­tive

United Way of Boy­er­town Area - Match­ing grant

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and South­ern New Jersey - In­creas­ing Phi­lan­thropy and Im­pact in western Mont­gomery County

YWCA Tri-County Area - Strate­giz­ing the Fu­ture of YWCA Tri-County Area

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 www.pottstown­foun­da­tion.org for more in­for­ma­tion about the Foun­da­tion. Dis­cover Pottstown area’s online com­mu­nity at www.mis­sion­healthyliv­ing.org to learn and share great in­for­ma­tion on how to lead a health­ier life! You can also fol­low Mis­sion Healthy Liv­ing on Face­book and Twit­ter and The Pottstown Area Health & Well­ness Foun­da­tion on Pin­ter­est.

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