Foundation / Corporation
Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofits, as well as schools, libraries, townships, and other governmental entities to promote health and wellness in the Pottstown area. LOIs are due February 1, 2018. New applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with program staff prior to submitting a request. Primary focus areas include health access, promoting healthy behaviors, and building capacity. Secondary areas of funding include capital funding, emotional health funding, event-related requests for support, and worksite wellness.
Grants will be awarded according to the following priority areas:
1. Funding Programs and solutions for long-term improvement in healthy behaviors.
- Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living.
- Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access and physical activity.
- Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living.
2. Funding programs for physical health and emotional well-being.
3. Funding learning opportunities and strategic planning to strengthen non-profits.
Organizations must serve the residents of Pottstown Borough and those within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pottstown in these service area zip codes: 18074, 19435, 19442, 19457, 19464, 19465, 19468, 19470, 19472, 19473, 19475, 19492, 19504, 19505, 19512, 19518, 19525, 19545 and 19548. This includes eligible portions of Berks, Montgomery, and Chester Counties.
The Foundation seeks creative solutions for long-term health improvements and especially commends innovation and collaboration.
The Foundation is very interested in evidence-based best practices and measurable outcomes that demonstrate that the project or program is working, or will work. Ideas involving partnerships are encouraged.
GrantWatch ID#: 178588
Grant Term Start Date: July 1, 2018. Multi-year grants are available.
The Foundation serves nonprofit organizations with a tax-exempt status in good standing with the IRS.
Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit or governmental status. For nonprofits, this is an IRS verification of 501(c)(3) status. For schools, libraries, townships, and other governmental entities, this is a copy of documentation that shows governmental status.
Organizations are not required to be located in the Pottstown area, but must serve people in the Foundation’s service area, which includes the residents of Pottstown Borough and those within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pottstown in these service area zip codes: 18074, 19435, 19442, 19457, 19464, 19465, 19468, 19470, 19472, 19473, 19475, 19492, 19504, 19505, 19512, 19518, 19525, 19545 and 19548.
Please note: The Foundation generally does not provide grants for individuals, for-profit organizations, disease-related charities, endowment contributions, debt-reduction or loans, alumni activities, individual medical bills, arts, and/or economic development.
The following categories of funding are not core to the Foundation's mission at this time:
-Arts & Culture
-Debt Reduction or Loans
-Individual Medical Bills
-Political Campaigning and/or Legislation Promotion
-Public Safety & Criminal Justice
New applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with the Foundation staff prior to submitting a request.
Letters of intent are due August 1 and February 1, annually. Please note, letters of intent will not be accepted before the 1st of the month in January and July. Any letters received outside of this window to submit will be returned. You are welcome to resubmit at the appropriate time.
The staff and Grants Committee review all proposals and send “Move Ahead” notifications via email inviting grantees to submit a full proposal or a “Declination” notice. Applicants can anticipate a response to this stage via email within 6-8 weeks.
Grant Guidelines: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/grantmaking/learn-how/grant-guidelines.aspx
Become a Grant Candidate: http://pottstownfoundation.org/grantmaking/before-you-apply/become-a-grant-candidate.aspx
Foundation Priorities: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/about-the-foundation/about-us
Funding Areas: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/grantmaking/learn-how/areas-of-funding
Foundation Eligibility: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/grantmaking/before-you-apply/who-we-help
Before You Apply: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/grantmaking/before-you-apply
Spring 2018 Grant Round:
- Letter of Intent Due: February 1, 2018
- Move Ahead Notification: Week of March 5, 2018
- Application Due: April 2, 2018
- Final Approval & Declination Notifications: Week of May 28, 2018
- Grant Term Start Date: July 1, 2018
- Interim Report Due: January 15, 2019
- Final Report Due: July 15, 2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1459/
Rose Walters, Office Manager & Communications Associate
Rachael Giambrone, Grants Assistant
610-323-2006 ext. 33
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
152 East High Street, Suite 500
Pottstown, PA 19464
Foundation Service Area map: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/about-the-foundation/area-served
USA: Pennsylvania: Pottstown Borough and those within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pottstown in these service area zip codes: 18074, 19435, 19442, 19457, 19464, 19465, 19468, 19470, 19472, 19473, 19475, 19492, 19504, 19505, 19512, 19518, 19525, 19545, and 19548.