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  • Foundation Awards over $1.3 Million in Grant Dollars
    Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Foundation Awards over 1 3 Million in Grant Dollars Pottstown PA January 6 2014 The Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation has awarded 1 364 682 in grant requests during the fall grant round of fiscal year 2013 2014 to 30 non profit organizations schools and municipalities The Foundation consistently receives creative and innovative grant applications that are in line with our mission to enhance the health and wellness of area residents comments Dave Kraybill Executive Director Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation These grant dollars provide resources to area schools and organizations which allows them to collectively work towards moving the dial to a healthier 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 programming 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 NON PROFITS The following list identifies the 30 organizations receiving funding during the Foundation s most recent grant round PRIORITY 1B 27 500 awarded to support the following two projects Boyertown Area YMCA Sports Wellness Training Center North Coventry Township Kenilworth Park Disc Golf Course PRIORITY 1C 932 000 awarded to support the following 14 projects Boone Area Library Inc Collection Development of Non Fiction Books and Related Items for Juvenile Young Adult and Adult Library Collections Borough of Pottstown Walk Bike Pottstown Project Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council 2014 Strengthening a Community Through Wellness Chester County Community Foundation Inc After School Programs at Park Springs Apartments Greater Pottstown Tennis

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/resources/foundation-news/2014-01-06-foundation-awards-over-13-million-in-grant-dollars.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Foundation Anniversary | The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Fundation
    FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Foundation Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Pottstown PA November 4 2013 In 2013 the Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary and remains committed to driving positive changes that lead to better overall health and wellness in the TriCounty area Over the past ten years the Foundation has provided more than 22 million to non profits with a shared vision for building healthy communities The Foundation continues to look ahead although the group did thank its grantees in October 2013 by hosting an event that celebrated the last 10 years of grantmaking and the theme of partnerships purpose people progress and pride in the community Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our grantees it has been a great ten years said Dave Kraybill Executive Director for the Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation Through continued partnerships and Foundation resources we look forward to moving further and faster in the decade ahead Specifically grants have been provided to Seven area public schools and ten private schools and pre schools Community gardens and gardening education projects Recreation projects that tie together physical activities and environmentally healthy conditions

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/resources/foundation-news/2013-11-04-foundation-celebrates-tenth-anniversary.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • New Foundation New Program Officer | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Foundation Announces New Program Officer Pottstown PA October 29 2013 The Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation announces the promotion of Ashley Pultorak to Program Officer for Schools Recreation and Active Living In her new role Pultorak will be responsible for managing grant programs and funding to schools preschools parks and recreation centers and community organizations involved with physical activity programs In addition to managing the grantmaking process and programs Pultorak will also focus on planning and promoting initiatives such as the annual Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies Conference which is slated to take place in August 2014 For more than two years Ashley has been a significant member of our team involved in the day to day grant operations and organization of the Foundation said Dave Kraybill Executive Director for the Foundation We re excited for the new ideas and key initiatives she will bring to the table in her new

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/resources/foundation-news/2013-10-29-foundation-announces-new-program-officer.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Foundation Announces Changes | The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation Announces Changes Pottstown PA June 27 2013 The Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation announces changes in staff and board leadership Anna Brendle Kennedy Program Officer for Schools Recreation and Active Living has resigned effective July 19 2013 Ms Brendle Kennedy has accepted a position as the executive director of the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation Anna has been a key employee with an understanding of philanthropy a sharp intellect and organizational skills that moved projects forward according to Dave Kraybill Executive Director of the Foundation We wish her all the best in her new role In addition the Foundation has appointed Linda Flederbach to the board of directors effective July 1 2013 Ms Flederbach is the Owner President of Joe Paws Dog Bakery and a member of Main Street Property Investment Companies She is the former Main Street Manager of both Collegeville and Boyertown Flederbach received her master s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and her bachelor s degree in Elementary Education from Kutztown University Linda brings a unique talent to the Foundation board and will be a key link to the Boyertown community remarks Dave Kraybill Executive Director of the Foundation We are looking forward to her opinion and expertise as we work toward moving the dial to improve health and wellness in our

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/resources/foundation-news/2013-06-27-pottstown-foundation-announces-changes.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Pottstown Regional Parks Mini-Grant Program
    Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Pottstown Regional Parks Mini Grant Program Pottstown PA March 1 2013 The Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee PMRPC and the Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation PAHWF with a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources DCNR are working together to promote Parks and Recreation in the Pottstown Region A mini grant program with eight grants of up to 25 000 each will be awarded to municipalities in the Pottstown Metropolitan Region to help fund park improvements that promote recreation Under this Request for Proposals the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee and the Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation are inviting the Region s eight member municipalities to apply for funding for the planning or development of park improvements Applicants may request up to 25 000 for the proposed project Applications for the first round of funding will be accepted no later than September 6 2013 Program Impact The purpose of the Parks Mini Grant Program is to support and implement the recommendations included in the 2012 Penn State Study Planning and Design Strategies for Healthy Living Parks and Recreation in the Pottstown Region which provides a road map for each municipality to improve its community and parks built environment The PSU study recommendations are consistent with the PMRPC s regional comprehensive plan county greenway plans and PA Outdoor Recreation Plan recommendations The funding made available by this RFP will assist municipalities in undertaking park improvements that add amenities to existing park facilities and improving previously acquired park land by adding green features pathways signage or other enhancements Preference for funding will be given to proposals that add park amenities recommended by the Penn State study which can be found here Program Partners DCNR is the primary source of state support for Pennsylvania recreation parks and conservation initiatives Grant funding from DCNR assists hundreds of communities and organizations across Pennsylvania to plan acquire and develop recreation and park facilities create trails and conserve open space The Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee PMRPC is comprised of two representatives from each of the Region s eight participating municipalities including Pottstown Borough Douglass New Hanover West Pottsgrove North Pottsgrove and East Pottsgrove in Montgomery County and North Coventry and East Coventry Townships in Chester County PMRPC members address multi municipal issues and oversee implementation of the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Comprehensive Plan currently one of the largest multi municipal planning efforts taking place in Pennsylvania 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

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  • Foundation awards over $691,000 in grant dollars
    Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Foundation awards over 691 000 in grant dollars Pottstown PA January 30 2013 The Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation has awarded 691 680 in grant requests during the fall grant round of fiscal year 2012 2013 to 31 non profit organizations schools and municipalities The Foundation consistently receives creative and innovative grant applications that are in line with our mission to enhance the health and wellness of area residents comments Dave Kraybill Executive Director Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation These grant dollars provide the resources to area schools and organizations which allows them to collectively work towards moving the dial to a healthier community The following list identifies the 31 organizations receiving funding during our 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 58 105 awarded to support the following six projects Brookeside Montessori Growing Up Fit Daniel Boone Area School District Healthy for a Lifetime program Falkner Swamp Nursery School Inc Health Wellness program Pottsgrove School District Wellness Committee Director St Aloysius School Steps To a Healthier You Fitness and Nutrition West Mont Christian Academy Healthy Snack Lunch Program Extension PRIORITY 1B Improving parks programming and the built environment to increase access to physical activity 60 000 awarded to support the following three projects Borough of Pottstown Manatawny Gateway Boyertown Rotary Foundation Fenstermacher Fitness Campus Phase II Royersford Borough Third Avenue Basketball Court Renovation PRIORITY 1C Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living 152 250 awarded to support the following nine projects Boyertown Area Community Wellness

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  • Parks and Recreation Study | Pottatown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    eBooks Share on print Pottstown Area Parks and Recreation Study Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation commissioned the Hamer Center for Community Design at The Pennsylvania State University to study the Pottstown Area s parks and recreation system in regards to encouraging healthy living Download the full report here This report Planning and Design Strategies for Healthy Living Parks and Recreation in the Pottstown Area identifies recommendations and implementation strategies corresponding to the issues raised by the four question topics awareness barriers access and opportunities The Pottstown Area s proximity to the Schuylkill River accords it a high degree of importance in the region This research is intended to identify planning and design components of the parks and recreation system to encourage healthy lifestyles Through an assessment of various factors critical to active living such as the quality of the built environment and the residents perceptions needs and aspirations the report culminates in broad guidelines These include planning objectives issues recommendations and strategies that could help shape the development of the communities in the areas and contribute to healthy living and prosperity The study identifies park facilities and amenities in the greater Pottstown Area for five special interest groups Children s Active Play Facilities include playgrounds or tot lots Organized Team Sports Facilities include large multipurpose open space baseball field basketball football field hockey soccer fields tennis court gymnasium volleyball court pool hockey rink Outdoor Recreation Facilities include internal trails fishing boating boat ramp BMX track nature study area other unique natural features water features natural water feature creek river unique landscape Nature Lovers Facilities include natural study areas ornamental gardens planting gardens water feature natural water feature creek river unique landscape other natural features Picnic Groups Facilities include picnic areas or tables picnic pavilions In order to provide a well

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/resources/studies-reports/pottstown-area-parks-and-recreation-study.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Needs Assessments | PottstownArea Health & Wellness Foundation
    County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Resources We ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Needs Assessments The Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of our 2013 Needs Assessment Report our third health survey of the Pottstown Area community Our original Community Health Assessment was completed in June 2004 At that time the Foundation shared the results of the health assessment and its subsequent community plan as a service to the TriCounty region In 2008 we shared the results of our second needs assessment This report described our community s health outcomes and demographics and compared our community s health to the findings of the previous needs assessment completed in 2004 as well as to the nation as a whole

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/resources/studies-reports/needs-assessments.aspx (2016-04-27)
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