The Malvern Federal Charitable Foundation – the charitable arm of Malvern Bank, National Association – has awarded 14 grants totaling $105,000 to nonprofits in its local markets.
The organizations were awarded grants at an event held at The General Warren Inne in Malvern, where Laura Fredricks, the founder and CEO of The ASK and a nationally renowned authority on fundraising, spoke to guests about how to more effectively raise money for their charities.
The organizations receiving grants were:
- Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Fla., embraces the philosophy that families should be the center of the community, and in the center of every family should be a healthy connection. CFS’s vision is promoting a healthy community by strengthening the family structure.
- Curing Kids Cancer in Marietta, Ga., has raised more than $10 million to fund pediatric cancer research. Curing Kids Cancer is one of a very few foundations that fund pediatric cancer research exclusively.
- FLITE (Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown) funds programs that provide academic tools and support for Tredyffrin/Easttown students, especially those who face barriers to their educational success.
- Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge promotes the principles of our free society and encourages all Americans to embrace their rights and responsibilities and contribute to society’s common good.
- Home of the Sparrow in Exton provides housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income women and their children.
- Homeless Solutions, Inc. in Morristown, N.J., has a philosophy that states: “A Hand Up, Not A Handout.” The organization offers shelter, services, and supportive housing to the homeless and working poor in Morris County, N.J.
- Maternal & Child Health Consortium in West Chester focuses on improving maternal and child health through the collaborative efforts of individuals, providers, and policy makers.
- Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County, Fla., for a serious medical condition.
- Roots & Wings provides young adults who age out of New Jersey’s foster care system with safe housing, case management, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency.
- Royer-Greaves School for Blind in Paoli provides a caring and supportive place for children and adults with visual and other impairments to live, learn, and train for their most rewarding and independent lives.
- Schuylkill River Development Corporation in Philadelphia is leading the revitalization of the tidal Schuylkill River corridor from the Fairmount Dam to the Delaware River. The centerpiece of this effort is the construction, programming, and maintenance of a continuous eight-mile riverfront trail and greenway with related access points and amenities.
- Timothy School in Berwyn is the state’s oldest nonprofit school devoted exclusively to the educational needs of children with autism. The school works to develop an understanding of autism that recognizes the strengths and uniqueness of children and the specialized methods needed to expand their educational opportunities.
- Vantage Health System of New Jersey provides opportunities for wellness through integrated mental and physical healthcare, support services, and affordable housing.
- Woodlynde School in Strafford serves students with diverse learning styles and empowers them to become strategic learners and self-advocates in an environment that provides both challenge and support.
“Collectively, these organizations provide vital services each year to hundreds of people in southeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey and Palm Beach County, Fla.,” said Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO of Malvern Bancorp. “Our grants are intended to assist these organizations in fulfilling their missions of helping our neighbors. Since its founding in 2008, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $700,000 to organizations that improve the quality of life in our growing service area.”
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