Hunger and Food Insecurity
Ardmore Food Pantry
Meeting a real and often hidden problem in our community...Beyond food, we believe in providing an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding, and radical hospitality.
Chester County Food Bank
We mobilize our community to ensure access to real, healthy food.
The Patrician Society
The Patrician Society of Central Norristown functions as a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization designed to meet the basic human needs of economically disadvantaged adults, children and families in our community. The Patrician Society will utilize volunteer workers whenever possible and will solicit private and public monetary and in-kind resources for use in the conduct of its programs.
The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy.
West Chester Food Cupboard
The WCFC commits to provide a variety of fresh and nonperishable healthy food items to West Chester residents in need…because no one should go hungry!
Access to Education
Andrew Jackson School
All students have the ability to achieve rigorous academic and social expectations through high-quality teaching that taps on multiple intelligences, real-world connections, and inquiry in a 21st Century learning environment. We will foster self-resiliency and autonomy to actualize leadership so that every student has the ability to empathize, respect, and function collaboratively with others to become contributing members of a global society.
AME Church’s Bethel Academy
At Bethel Academy, we provide a supportive and safe environment where students can complete homework and receive reinforcement in reading, writing and math. We also offer PSSA prep programs for our students. In addition to academic support, we also provide life skills and cultural enrichment activities for our students. Our staff consists of current and former educators, and talented student volunteers from surrounding high schools and colleges.
Chester Charter School for the Arts
CCSA’s mission is to prepare students to employ their intellectual and creative talents to enrich their community.
Girard College’s mission is to prepare scholarship students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous education program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth. Girard College students will be prepared to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to maximize their ability to pursue productive careers and be engaged citizens.
Northern Children’s Services
Northern Children’s Services supports the healthy development of children, while stabilizing their families to build stronger communities.
Since 1877, theVillage has had one unwavering goal: to reach the most vulnerable members of our communities and deliver assistance that lasts. We work together with children, families and communities impacted by trauma to support healing and resilience, to encourage hope, and to empower them to realize their greatest potential
Broad Street Ministry
We transform our city, our institutions, and ourselves when we embrace the individual needs of our most vulnerable sisters & brothers.
Home of the Sparrow
HOTS’s mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.
Pathways to Housing
Empowering people with disabilities to improve their housing stability, achieve better health, and to reclaim their lives.
People’s Emergency Center
PEC’smission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change. For families, children, and youth experiencing homelessness, PEC offers more than 235 affordable housing units, job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, life skills and technology classes. PEC seeks to change the life trajectory for the families who seek its services and inspire them to achieve housing security and financial stability.
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Safe Harbor’s goal reaches beyond just feeding the homeless and providing housing. We seek to understand each person’s background, define short term action plans designed to address his or her challenges and needs, and monitor his or her progress. Our goal is to help rebuild lives and life skills, reestablish self-esteem, and help people overcome the issues that prevent them from leading independent, productive lives.
St. Barnabas Mission
St. Barnabas Mission serves homeless women and their children, providing not only shelter but case management and related services to address the root causes of homelessness.
Clarke School (in Process)
Clarke School provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed.
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
HMS educates, nurtures, and cares for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairments, with the goal of enabling each to reach his or her maximum potential. We promote independence and improve the quality of life for youth in a safe and secure environment so each can lead a fulfilling, stimulating life now and as an adult.
LiveConnections’ mission is to inspire learning and build community through collaborative music-making.
We connect children with autism, depression and anxiety to well trained and well behaved dogs.
Overbrook Educational Center (in Process)
Our mission is to prepare students to become positive, productive citizens who can live independently and with purpose to serve others. We focus on accountability through owning our actions, resiliency by putting forth our best effort, and kindness by ensuring we care for all while honoring diversity. Our ultimate objective is to prepare students to honor the diverse learner by providing excellent instruction for all students including students who have an individualized education plan (IEP).
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
TALK is the nation's most progressive center for the education of children with autism and speech/language disorders. As teachers, therapists and researchers we are at the forefront of a new, more accurate and person-centered understanding of autism -- one that presents autism as a sensory-based movement disorder profoundly affecting language, social interaction and praxis.
Thorncroft Equestrian Center
Our mission is to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people regardless of their individual challenges. We are committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect, love and inclusion.
Challenge of Aging
ElderNet provides a safety net for older and disabled adults to help them remain in their homes with dignity, and strengthens food and financial security for all community members in need of support.
Guided by Quaker principles and tradition, The Hickman provides individualized care and assistance to older adults who seek a safe and affordable living environment.
It is the mission of Saunders House to be a premier skilled nursing home of choice for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care on the Main Line. As a not-for-profit provider, our purpose is to serve the community by providing quality care and services and to use our resources in a cost effective and community responsive manner. We strive to accomplish this in an environment that is respectful of residents and staff.
Simpson House (in Process)
Our Benevolent Care Program has existed since our beginnings with the sole purpose of supporting qualified residents who can no longer afford the full cost of their housing or services. The Simpson House commitment to Benevolent Care means eligible residents in need of services are treated equally, without regard to their ability to pay.
Health and Wellness
MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.
Ronald McDonald House
The mission of Ronald McDonald House is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
Sexuality Justice and Gender Equity
The Attic Youth Center (in Process)
The Attic creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.
Philadelphia FIGHT (in Process)
Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk, including family members, communities with high rates of HIV, formerly incarcerated persons, and young people at risk; and access to the most advanced clinical research in HIV treatment and prevention.
Books Through Bars (in Process)
Our work aims to reverse the devastating effects that injustice and incarceration has on individuals, families and communities.
The Guild - Mural Arts Program (in Process)
The Guild, a paid apprenticeship program, gives formerly incarcerated individuals and young adults on probation the opportunity to reconnect with their community while developing job skills. Through work on creative projects like mural making, carpentry, and mosaics, members of the Guild, guided by artists and other skilled professionals, transform their neighborhoods and themselves. Designed to incorporate concepts of community, victim, and individual restoration in every aspect of the program, The Guild seeks to prevent re-incarceration and further the employment or educational objectives of each participant.
Animals and the Environment
Our mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.
Fairmount Park Conservancy (in Process)
FPC exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 200 neighborhood parks around the city.
Finding Shelter provides the most loving care for the animals who need their help finding a permanent home. We are an organization based on love and respect for animals, supported by an incredible group of volunteers who work together to give these animals a quality life and the best chance for adoption.
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Central to our mission is fostering the appreciation and understanding needed to protect our natural world. Our goal is to get children out of the classroom and into the outdoors to make science come to life.
Willistown Conservation Trust
WCT has had a singular mission: to preserve the open land, rural character, historic and ecologically significant resources of the Willistown area and nearby communities with particular emphasis on the Crum, Ridley and Darby Creek watersheds.
The Food Trust (in Process)
The Food Trust's mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we've developed a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.
ACLAMO (in Process)
ACLAMO Family Centers, a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides educational programs, social services and health access to Latino and other low income residents by empowering them to succeed and become productive members of society.
HIAS provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society.
The Multicultural Community Family Services, Inc.
MCFS was founded in 2003 to provide social, educational and individualized support services to at-risk immigrant individuals, children, youth and families. Today, MCFS provides educational, job readiness, behavioral health, prevention, recreation, and home care services to more than 700 individuals, youths, and families residing in Delaware and Philadelphia Counties.
Nationalities Service Center (in Process)
NSC prepares and empowers immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region to transcend challenging circumstances by providing comprehensive client-centered services to build a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future.
Cradles to Crayons
C2C provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
Jewish Relief Agency
JRA serves over 6,000 diverse low-income individuals across Greater Philadelphia by relieving hunger, improving lives, and strengthening our community.
Advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and resources
Advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse
We distribute clothing free of charge by operating “pop-up shops” as well as providing emergency response packages to community members in crisis. There are no eligibility requirements to receive clothing. Our goal is to meet a basic need for community members so that they can better focus on handling other stressors in their lives, such as securing a steady source of income or finding permanent housing solutions, with confidence.
Military and Veterans Issues
Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (in Process)
Caring for our Nation's Veterans continues to be the guiding mission of the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Our core values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. These values define our culture and strengthen our dedication to those we serve.
Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House (in Process)
The Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House (PVCH) offers the opportunity for homeless veterans to have a place to feel at home, find some peace, and have an advocate in their corner while awaiting long-term housing. While veterans are staying with us we diligently work to provide them with resources to begin advocating for their own needs.
Travis Manion Foundation
TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.