Pride. Challenge. Opportunity. All are words associated with the Coatesville community. Our community. The nine municipalities in the Coatesville Area School District have become our strategic priority because it is here, where our roots lie, that the greatest need persists and the opportunity to have impact is dramatic. We’re honored to lead the largest philanthropy dedicated solely to improving health in a community we’re proud to serve.
Learn more about some of our proudest accomplishments:
Our Community Reports are also a great way to learn about our work in the community!
We also hope you'll enjoy reading more about the stories about how we are transforming Coatesville featured in the 2015 Community Report, highlighting some of our many grantees, supporters and volunteers:
With your help...We are changing lives and building a healthy Coatesville Community by:
Investing in organizations the help people live healthier lives;
Investing in our young people;
Investing in projects that help the Coatesville area thrive;
Bringing community members together to develop new solutions
and new leaders for positive and lasting change.
We envision healthy people throughout the greater Coatesville area in Pennsylvania fulfilling their greatest potential, living in sustainable neighborhoods and giving back to their communities.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people who live and work in the greater Coatesville area by fostering community partnerships, by providing capacity building support, and by making grants to promote health equity, healthy youth, and a healthy community.
Our Guiding Principles
Stewardship * Equity * Wellness * Collaboration * Leadership
Together, we will make Coatesville the healthiest community in Chester County and in Pennsylvania.
We hope you'll take a moment to enjoy this video
featuring the Brandywine Health Foundation
and the greater Coatesville community!
(Produced by Sarah Kelshaw, West Chester University student)
We know that we’re losing ground in the battle against childhood obesity, that many areas of our community suffer from a lack of access to fresh produce and safe places to exercise, we have a staggering number of uninsured adults and children, and a significant percentage of Coatesville Area School District youth and young adults have juvenile or adult records that hinder or prevent them from obtaining gainful employment, entering the military or accessing higher education.
The good news is that the residents of our community are partnering with the Brandywine Health Foundation, other funders, nonprofits, businesses, health care leaders, policymakers, educators and others who share our belief that Coatesville can be one of the healthiest communities in our nation.. It’s a lofty goal, yes, but our children deserve nothing less. We can’t do it alone, though… join us and help make our next ten years even more successful than the first ten!