Mar 21

Food…A Real Community Builder

“Food is a human right.” “Food builds family and community relationships.” “Food reflects each person’s heritage.” Yes. Yes. Yes!  As we sat around the dinner table with three Community Foundation leaders, we got a taste of how food inspires their philanthropy. This was discussed over a simple salad, broiled salmon, and roasted carrots, broccoli and cauliflower: Rob Necarsulmer Community Foundation Board Treasurer ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD IS A HUMAN RIGHT Rob is passionately precise. He counts off on his fingers: “No one should go hungry. “Everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy, tasty food. “Poverty is an incredibly difficult cycle to… Read More »

Nov 04

Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation Announces Research Grants Awarded

November 4, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to announce the awarding of $62,389 in research grants that will support the goal of making racing safe. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbreds, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in equine industry careers and to fund research efforts, which better the life of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The following grant was awarded to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc.: TERF awards $10,000 to support the work of Dr. Sue Stover at the University of California for research involving motion of… Read More »

Aug 02


(WEST CHESTER, PA – August 2, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $59,000 in grants through the Wentworth Association Fund for Senior Housing, organized under the auspices of the Foundation. After carefully reviewing competitive grant applications, volunteer members of a community-based grant panel awarded $59,000 to 10 nonprofits in the Chester County region. The Wentworth Association Fund for Senior Housing was organized under the auspices of he Chester County Community Foundation after the dissolution of the Wentworth Association nonprofit organization and the sale of the former Wentworth Senior Home in West Chester, PA…. Read More »


Commissioner Josh Maxwell to Run the NYC Marathon in Support of Mental Health Services

Photo caption: Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell (West Chester, PA – August 2, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Commissioner Josh Maxwell will be running the New York City Marathon on November 7, 2021 in support of youth mental health and suicide prevention services in Chester County. Commissioner Maxwell is passionate about destigmatizing mental health, particularly amongst teenagers. A lifelong resident of Chester County, Commissioner Maxwell served as Downingtown’s mayor for 10 years before beginning his term as Commissioner in January 2020.  As Commissioner, he has supported affordable housing projects, environmental protection policies, small business… Read More »