Three Chester County nonprofits are among this year’s recipients of grants of $50,000 each from the Wayne-based Barra Foundation, writes Clara Lefton for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The foundation was created more than a half-century ago by Robert L. McNeil Jr., the former chairman of Tylenol originator McNeil Laboratories, “to support nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region.”
Competition for the grants is fierce, as the nonprofit sector in Pennsylvania is enormous. It employs more than 15 percent of the state’s workforce and generates close to $132 billion in annual revenues. The foundation announces the nonprofits that will be awarded the annual grants each December.
This year’s recipients from Chester County are:
- Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
- Kennett Area Community Service
- Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County
“We are doing the right things for the people we serve through quality programs and overall excellence,” said Margaret Rybinski, Executive Director for the Cerebral Palsy Association. “The staff and the Board of Directors are grateful and appreciative of this recognition.”
The Barra Foundation has distributed $6 million to regional nonprofits since 2013.
Read more about the grants in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.