Our Grantees

Celebrating 18 years of grantmaking, the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is pleased to have awarded more than $2 million in grants to 65 organizations addressing the needs of women and girls in Chester County. Fund grants were given in areas concerning:

  • Women and girls’ health and well-being.
  • Women and girls’economic freedom, security and self-sufficiency.

In 2015, the Fund awarded $255,000 to 25 non-profit organizations serving our county.

2015 Fund Grantees

Barnstone Art for Kids
$7,500 Programming addresses the needs of children affected by domestic violence
Bridge of Hope Lancaster/Chester Counties
$15,000 Supportive services for homeless women
Community Volunteers in Medicine
$16,000 Free Primary Healthcare Services for Latina Women and Girls
The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc.
$20,000 Group Counseling and Support Groups for Female Sexual Assault Victims
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
$16,000 Programs to prevent, reduce, and remedy domestic violence in Chester County
Downingtown Area Senior Center
$5,000 Services helping senior women remain active, independent community members
Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children
$11,000 Housing programs and services for at-risk families
The Garage Community and Youth Center
$7,000 After-School Girls Program
Home of the Sparrow
$18,000 Housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income women
Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County
$13,500 Programs helping single-parent families achieve self-sufficiency
Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization
$4,500 Free breast health services to women
La Comunidad Hispana
$15,000 Prenatal Health Program
Maternal and Child Health Consortium
$20,000 Healthcare services for pregnant women, new mothers and their children
Mom’s House Inc. of Greater Philadelphia
$7,500 Free childcare for  parents while they complete their full-time education
Phoenixville Women’s Outreach
$4,000 The House provides permanent housing to single women
Unite for HER
$5,000 Wellness Program at Chester County Hospital
Volunteer English Program in Chester County
$16,000 One-on-one tutoring for adults to improve English language skills
Wings for Success
$7,500 Empowers women in need to pursue employment and economic security
Women’s Resource Center
$4,500 Single Mothers Parenting Program
YMCA of Greater Brandywine
$2,500 Girls on the Run — Coatesville Community Outreach
YoungMoms
$5,000 Case management and mentoring for teen mothers

2015 GAB Grantees

Chester Counseling Center
$5,000 Mothers in Recovery: Enjoying Life Sober
Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc.
$4,000 Self-Esteem Support Groups and Individual Counseling for Teen Sexual Assault/Abuse Victims
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
$5,000 DVCCC Girl’s Group
Garage Community and Youth Center
$4,000 Teen Girls After-School Program
Kennett After-School Association
$2,000 After-the-Bell
Parkesburg Point Youth Center
$4,000 Girls-to-Women in the World

All Fund Grantees

Arts Holding Hands and Hearts
Adult Literacy Program
Barnstone Art for Kids
Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of SEPA
Bournelyf Special Camp
Bridge of Hope Lancaster and Chester Counties
Care Center for Christ Foundation, Inc.
Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center
ChesPenn Health Services
Chester Counseling Center
Chester County Community Dental Center
Chester County Food Bank
Chester County Futures
The Clinic
Coatesville Area Senior Center
Community Gardens of Chester County
Community Volunteers in Medicine
Community, Youth and Women’s Alliance
Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County, Inc.
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
Downingtown Area Senior Center
Family Service of Chester County
Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children
The Garage Community and Youth Center
Girl Scouts of Freedom Valley
Girls Star, Inc.
Great Valley Nature Center
Habitat for Humanity of Chester County
Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy
Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County
Kennett After-School Association
Kennett Area Communities that Care
Kennett/ Oxford Senior Centers
Kennett Area YMCA/Rays of Light Girls’ Club
La Comunidad Hispana
LIFE Center
Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization
Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County
Mom’s House Inc. of Greater Philadelphia
Minding Your Mind
Open Hearth, Inc.
Orion Communities, Inc.
Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center
PA Home of the Sparrow
Parkesburg Point
Peer Outreach Foundation
People’s Light & Theatre Company
Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA)
Phoenixville Area Senior Center
Phoenixville Women’s Outreach
Planned Parenthood of SEPA
Police Athletic League of Greater West Chester
Safe Harbor of West Chester, Inc.
Sheltering Arms, Inc.
Unite for HER
Volunteer English Program in Chester County
West Chester Area Senior Center
Wings for Success
Women’s Resource Center
The Working Wardrobe
YoungMoms
YMCA of the Brandywine Valley
YMCA of Southern Chester County
YWCA Chester County