Oct 07


The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $100,500 in grants to twelve organizations. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbred, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in Equine Medicine and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred horse. The Board of Directors of TERF carefully selected this year’s grant recipients in a competitive grantmaking process. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision as recently affirmed in a comprehensive strategic planning process. In 2021 to… Read More »



(WEST CHESTER, PA – October 6, 2021): The New Beginnings Attainable Housing Fund of the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) is pleased to be the recipient of a $2,500 grant award from the Malvern Federal Charitable Foundation. The New Beginnings Attainable Housing Fund raises capital from charitable donors and then deploys it to nonprofit organizations, using grants and loans, for property development and rehabilitation projects that provide safe, attainable housing for people across Chester County. Created by the Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, the New Beginnings Attainable Housing Fund hopes to help relieve the housing issue that persists today… Read More »

Sep 23

Stanley’s Dream Foundation Announces $5,000 Donation to CHOP for Childhood Brain Cancer Research

Donna EdwardsStanley Edwards (West Chester, PA, September 23, 2021) — In September, Donna and Stanley Edwards presented a $5,000 grant to Dr. Belasco at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (C.H.O.P.) via Webex. This is the fifteenth gift Stanley’s Dream Foundation has issued to C.H.O.P. representing over $110,000 in grant awards in an ongoing effort to fund research to find a cure for brain cancer. Stanley’s Dream Foundation was formed to honor the memory of Donna and Stanley’s son, Stanley Austin Edwards, who passed away from brain cancer in 2002. In 2017 a room in C.H.O.P.’s Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric… Read More »

Aug 19

Chester County Community Foundation Announces Dave Elderkin, Technology Advocate As 2021 Door Opener Winner

(WEST CHESTER, PA – August 19, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to highlight David Elderkin as this year’s Door Opener for his role in strengthening and expanding the Foundation’s online presence. He will be recognized at the Community Foundation’s 27th Annual Meeting taking place October 25th at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester.  CEO Karen Simmons explains, “The Community Foundation typically grants the Door Opener Award to a professional advisor who brings legacy philanthropy to the attention of their clients and colleagues. This year is a little different as we found another crucial philanthropy connection – technology…. Read More »

Aug 12

2021 Board of Directors Workshop

BOARD OF DIRECTORS WORKSHOP“BACK TO SCHOOL” FOR NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS (West Chester, PA – August 12, 2021): This fall the Chester County Community Foundation is proud to invite nonprofit board members “Back to School” for the Board of Directors Workshop series. The program will take place on Zoom at 3:45pm every other Monday from September 20 to November 15.   Developing an effective board is essential for the success of any high-impact nonprofit organization. It is vital to cultivate board members’ understanding of all aspects of nonprofit leadership. By doing this, board members can better direct their nonprofit in achieving their… Read More »