West Chester Downtown Foundation Awards $20,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits


The West Chester Downtown Foundation (WCDF) recently hosted its ninth annual West Chester Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Chester County Historical Society.

During the ceremony, WCDF announced its fifth consecutive year of grant awardees.

WCDF created its Community Grants Committee program to help fund some of the amazing charities that call West Chester home. These organizations are often looking for financial assistance as they seek to honor their missions and help those in need.

“By giving out $20,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofits, we hope to encourage and engage others in our community to rally to these special organizations that help our most vulnerable and strengthen our community,” said Matt Holliday, President of WCDF’s Board of Directors.

The Grants Committee evaluates applications based on:

  • their ability to meet human needs in the community
  • the quality of the program to deliver the services
  • the match to WCDF’s mission statement: to promote community interest in the vitality, culture, and livability of downtown West Chester through education, historic preservation, and collaboration

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
  • Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center
  • Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children
  • Bournelyf Special Camp
  • Act in Faith
  • Community Warehouse Project of Chester County
  • West Chester Public Library
  • West Chester Food Cupboard
  • Salvation Army of West Chester
  • Read2Dream Foundation
  • West Chester Area Senior Center
  • YMCA Believe and Achieve Program
  • Maternal and Child Health Consortium

Click here to learn more about the West Chester Downtown Foundation.

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