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Pennrose Foundation Grants $16K to Support Local Charities
Four not-for-profit organizations selected for their alignment to Pennrose Foundation goals
The Pennrose Foundation announced its 2023 round of annual grants to four not-for-profit organizations located throughout the company’s operating areas. Caring for Friends (Philadelphia, PA), Reach Out and Read (Philadelphia, PA), Focused Community Strategies (FCS) (Atlanta, GA), and TGTHR (Boulder, CO) were chosen from a large number of applications submitted in 2023. Each of the organizations will receive a $4,000 grant to support their local and measurable impact activities that are aligned with the goals of the Pennrose Foundation.
“By supporting each of these organizations we are able to amplify the impact of the Pennrose Foundation,” said Mark H. Dambly, President of the Pennrose Foundation and Pennrose. “There were a number of quality organizations to choose from, but we felt these four best dovetailed with the Foundation’s goals and purpose.”
Caring for Friends is one of the largest food banks and most comprehensive senior meals delivery program in the five-county Greater Philadelphia region. The organization’s senior meals program serves over 50,000 clients, the majority of whom are homebound seniors and veterans. For more information visit www.caringforfriends.org.
Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit organization that trains pediatricians and nurse practitioners to discuss the importance of early literacy with patients and their families at nearly 6,000 pediatric primary care sites across the country and supplies brand-new books for children up to age five to take home from well-child visits. The Pennrose Foundation supported the branch located at St. Christopher Hospital’s pediatric clinic, which serves the highest percentage of Medicaid-eligible children of any pediatric medical center in the nation (82%). For more information visit www.reachoutandreadphilly.org.
Focused Community Strategies partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that promotes flourishing communities by providing mixed income housing and economic development opportunities. For more information visit www.fcsministries.org.
TGTHR is a Colorado non-profit serving homeless youth across the Colorado front range. Since 1966, TGTHR has provided life-changing resources to over 6,000 youth, including safe housing, healthy meals, case management, employment and education support, community service projects, life-skills development, and more. For more information visit www.tgthr.org.
The next opportunity to apply for a Pennrose Foundation grant will begin in early 2024. Please visit PennroseFoundation.org for the link to apply. In addition to the grants, Pennrose Foundation provides academic scholarships for affordable community residents and dependents of Pennrose employees to attend full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.