Participating Non-Profits

Thank you to the nonprofits listed for joining in the 2017 #GivingTuesdayChesCo campaign.

A note about participation: Nonprofit submissions will only be accepted until November 14, 2017. #GivingTuesdayChesCo is a volunteer-led project and we will make every effort to reach out to as many non-profits as possible for inclusion by this date. If your favorite organization is not yet listed, please let them know and encourage them to participate!

Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center

Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center provides a centralized location where residents of the southwestern Chester County can access health & social services and find help to meet their basic needs. Our mission is to empower all people to achieve health, wholeness, and stability in their lives.

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Chester County Community Foundation

Chester County Community Foundation… Connecting people who care with causes that matter. Help create or contribute to legacy funds to award grants & scholarships. Endowments ensure that a stream of charitable funding is available to strengthen nonprofits in Chester County & beyond.

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Historic Sugartown, Inc.

Located in Malvern, Historic Sugartown protects the authentic 19th-century village of Sugartown through its stewardship of the historic structures and landscape, and creates opportunities for the community to experience the past through engaging programs, workshops, exhibits and community outreach.

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Home of the Sparrow

Home of the Sparrow partners with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.

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Safe Harbor of Chester County

Safe Harbor of Chester County is a non-profit charitable organization, whose mission is to provide shelter, food, counseling and recovery opportunities in a structured environment to homeless single men and homeless single women in Chester County.

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Bridge of Hope

The mission of Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties is to assist single mothers, with dependent children, experiencing homelessness to secure permanent housing, stability and access to resources in their community through relationships with professional staff and mentoring friendships.

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Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County

We help low income, single working parents avoid homelessness and become independent. They work full time, yet cannot afford rents in Chester County. Through financial assistance, budget counseling, and mentoring support, we help them maintain housing while striving towards self-sufficiency.

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YMCA of Greater Brandywine

The Y is more than sports and working out. We're a charity, committed to helping kids reach their full potential, encouraging healthy living and inspiring social responsibility. We're here to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. Join us to support the kids of our community!

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Chester County Futures

Chester County Futures empowers economically disadvantaged youth to graduate high school and complete a post-secondary education, to achieve fulfilling, economically independent adult lives. We offer academic support, college advising, career exploration, mentoring, and scholarship funding.

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United Way of Southern Chester County

One gift…cares for the whole community.  We make southern Chester County a better place to live by funding 27 critical non-profit programs addressing a multitude of human needs from babies to seniors. Requests for funding exceeded available dollars by $308,000 last year… please help us narrow that funding gap.

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Boy Scouts of America, Chester County Council

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Chester County Council, is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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Camp Dreamcatcher

Camp Dreamcatcher provides FREE therapeutic and educational programs to HIV/AIDS impacted youth. Programs include a one-week camp session, weekend retreats, holiday adopt-a-family program, mentoring program and HIV/AIDS training, education and community outreach.

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Coatesville Area Senior Center

Our mission is to help active adults live vibrantly and independently by providing educational, health and wellness, and social programs and resources.

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The Hickman, Friends Senior Community of West Chester

The Hickman is a senior living community located in the heart of West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Guided by Quaker principles and tradition, The Hickman provides individualized care and assistance to older adults who seek a safe and affordable living environment.

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Good Works, Inc.

Good Works is a nonprofit Christian organization that has served the needs of low-income Chester County homeowners for 29 years. We transform substandard houses into warmer, safer, drier homes - and despair into hope. Our services are offered at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs.

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Barnstone Art for Kids

Barnstone Art for Kids uses the Power of Art to foster resiliency in children facing adversity.  The Power of Art is a comprehensive, trauma informed program that provides a compassionate mentor and an exciting curriculum, to build self competencies in a safe and supported environment helping kids develop resiliency to mitigate the risks of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).

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ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Our mission is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

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Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Inc.

Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy serves children and adults with disabilities. From adults with severe spinal cord injuries and children with autism, our students make tremendous strides while improving the quality of their lives through therapeutic horseback riding.

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Chester County Food Bank

The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization distributing food to more than 120 partner agencies that serve those struggling with hunger and food insecurity throughout Chester County. Our mission is to mobilize our community to ensure access to real, healthy food.

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Friends Home in Kennett

Friends Home in Kennett's mission is to provide quality care for older men and women of modest means in a homelike atmosphere. We encourage independence and respect the individuality and dignity of all in keeping with the values of the Religious Society of Friends.

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Neema Project

Neema Project exists to serve and equip vulnerable young women in Kenya through skills training, counseling, and discipleship. We provide an environment where the young women experience healing that brings transformation to their hearts, families, and their community.

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Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Junior Achievement benefits K-12 students by using volunteers from the business community to teach them financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. With this, students are ready to use 21st Century Skills and own their economic success!

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Community Volunteers in Medicine

Community Volunteers in Medicine provides free medical and dental care to low-income individuals and families who have no other place to turn for care in Chester County. As a non-profit, supported 100% through philanthropy, we are committed to remaining the safety net provider for the uninsured.

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Mom's House

Mom's House provides FREE state licensed childcare and related support to low-income single parents who are full-time students (high school, college, tech school). By providing free childcare we are eliminating the biggest obstacle to staying in school.

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Coatesville Youth Initiative

The Coatesville Youth Initiative is an independent non-profit organization committed to training youth leaders, enhancing family relationships, building community collaboration, and encouraging prevention education.

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Downingtown Area Senior Center

The mission of the Downingtown Area Senior Center is to enrich the lives of our senior neighbors by encouraging their active involvement in programs and services, designed to foster self-reliance and wellness.

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Parkesburg Point

The Parkesburg POINT empowers at-risk youth and their families to live victoriously by offering a safe, engaging and Spirit-filled environment. With the help of over 400 volunteers and 20+ churches, The POINT provides over 450 students, aged 8-18, with Academic, Sports & Recreation, Music, Health & Wellness, Spiritual, and Girls' & Boys' Programs during the critical out-of-school time hours.

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Kennett Area Senior Center

The Kennett Area Senior Center is committed to preserving and enhancing the dignity and well-being of over 2,700 adult residents of southern Chester County by enriching social relationships, fostering physical health, encouraging educational interests and promoting self-reliance.

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Art Partners Studio

Art Partners Studio is a nonprofit arts organization in Coatesville, PA dedicated to making art and art-making available to the citizens of the Coatesville region through high quality arts education programs & opportunities to actively participate in enriching artistic experiences.

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Brandywine Valley SPCA

The Brandywine Valley SPCA has Served Chester County since 1929. Our mission is to put the "human" back in humane and advocate on behalf of the homeless and needy animals in our community.

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Habitat for Humanity of Chester County

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (HfHCC) seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, community, and hope for low-income families in our community.

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Main Line Deputy Dog

Main Line Deputy Dog helps people with disabilities train their own service dogs. We rescue dogs from area organizations to match with our new students. A Deputy Dog performs tasks that help their human partner live more independent lives.

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Youth Mentoring Partnership

The Youth Mentoring Partnership (YMP) is committed to helping kids develop grit to overcome challenges to be successful today and in the future. Our mentoring programs help youth master goal setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character through intense physical fitness and sports. 

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Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

Aark provides food, shelter and medical services to over 5,000 injured and orphaned native wildlife each year. With your donation, we can help keep the Aark afloat and keep the animals on board safe, healthy and happy until they are ready to be released back to nature! 

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Oxford Educational Foundation

The mission of the Oxford Educational Foundation is to enhance the quality of education in the Oxford Area School District by providing a mentoring and tutoring program for the students, and professional grants for the faculty that encourage the development of innovative programs.

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Bridge of Hope National

Bridge of Hope National ends homelessness for single moms & children. Women graduate having attained permanent rental housing, financial stability via employment & a support network in the community. Bridge of Hope National has 23 locations in 13 states & Canada. 6 locations are in SE & central PA.

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Chester County Fund for Women and Girls

The Fund leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. The Fund was created in 1996 to respond to the vital needs and issues affecting women, girls, and their communities in Chester County. 

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Thorncroft Equestrian Center

Thorncroft is a therapeutic Equestrian Center specializing in the development of the physical and emotional well-being of all people including those with special needs. Thorncroft is committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect and love.

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Family Promise of Southern Chester County

FPSCC is a new non-profit, serving children and their families from southern Chester County who are experiencing homelessness, helping them achieve self-sufficiency. With a network of 25 area congregations and volunteers as partners, shelter, meals and services are provided to the families. 

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The Chester County Hospital Foundation

The Chester County Hospital Foundation exists solely to provide philanthropic dollars for The Chester County Hospital. Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital strives to be the leading provider of care in the region and a national model for quality, service excellence, and fiscal stewardship.

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Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and studio of artist Wharton Esherick. The buildings stand as his most monumental work. The artist personally built and hand-crafted them over 40 years (1926-1966). Today, Esherick’s studio is designated a National Historic Landmark for Architecture.

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St. Agnes Catholic School

The Mission of Saint Agnes Catholic School is to develop every student spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially in a joyful, faith-based environment that inspires integrity, citizenship, leadership and service to other in the Church and in the world. 

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The Arc of Chester County

The Arc of Chester County is a leading provider of services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. Through education and support, the dedicated staff of The Arc patiently guides people with disabilities toward the most self-sufficient life possible.

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Delaware Valley Friends School

Delaware Valley Friends is a coed Quaker, college preparatory school for bright students, grades 3-12, who struggle with reading, writing, math, memory, processing, ADHD, executive functioning, and other learning differences.

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Barclay Friends

Reflecting Quaker values, Barclay Friends offers Residential Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing, Post-Acute Rehabilitation, and Respite Care. We aspire to the highest professional and humanitarian standards and provide care and services in a supportive, homelike, and compassionate atmosphere.

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Kennett Area Community Service

Serving People in their Time of Need - KACS is a leader in fighting Hunger and Homelessness for families and individuals living in the area of Kennett, Unionville/Chadds Ford and Avon Grove School Districts

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Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County

A local agency providing early intervention for children, family support and services for Adults with disabilities. Your gift helps children gain accessible equipment to learn how to walk, play and learn. Your gift also helps adults maintain their independence in our community.

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Oxford Area Senior Center

The mission of the Oxford Area Senior Center is to enhance the quality of life of senior citizens in Southern Chester County by Providing Programs and services that promote health, wellness, and fellowship.

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Team CMMD

Team CMMD is a non-profit charity team of runners and non-runners committed to making a difference. Through our fundraising, we provide funds to help local cancer patients and their families with financial obligations, meals and other support.

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Oxford Library

The mission of the Oxford Library is to provide welcoming spaces for community interaction, access to information and lifelong learning. The Oxford Library offers education opportunities for all by developing and maintaining beneficial education materials, classes and resources. 

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Chester County Library Trust

Chester County Library Trust helps to build collections, expand current services, provide new services, and support equipment and building improvements. The Trust serves as a long-term endowment for the future and supports current library projects that could not otherwise be afforded. 

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West Chester Public Library

West Chester Public Library is a destination for connection, collaboration and enrichment through knowledge and community engagement. WCPL provides our community with materials, programs, and information for all ages. 

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Friends of the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library

Friends of the Henrietta Branch Library brings together a group of citizens who actively support the library through advocacy, volunteer services and fundraising. 

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The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County

The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County's (TLC) mission is to ensure the perpetual preservation and stewardship of open space, natural resources, historic sites, and working agricultural lands throughout Southern Chester County.

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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chester County

Founded in 1987, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County presents fully staged productions of the G&S operettas, complete with costumes, sets, and full orchestra. As a "town-and-gown" organization, we are privileged to perform in the Madeline Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University.

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Church Farm School

Church Farm School provides boys of ability and promise, many  from underserved communities, with an exemplary college prep education. Only 15% of our operating costs come from tuition. Through the generosity of the philanthropic community, we are able to provide more than 90% of our students with financial aid. 

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Reins of Life

To provide a pleasant and natural environment towards enhancing the physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities of children and adults with special needs and life challenges through the experience of equestrian therapy.

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Bravo Theatre Company

We are a community theatre group dedicated to bringing professional quality productions to Chester County and ensuring that theatre is accessible to everyone, regardless of income. We also always offer discount tickets for seniors, active military, and veterans. 

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Community, Youth and Women's Alliance, Inc. (CYWA)

CYWA serves homeless, low income persons. CYWA’s inpatient program provides treatment for addicted pregnant women & families. Gateway provides shelter and rent assistance. Community Program distributes food & clothing. Family Center provides education & assistance to families with young children.

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YMWIC Foundation, Inc

YMWIC’s mission is to empower and prepare economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented youth to excel and become leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers through academic tutoring, mentoring and financial assistance programs.

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Ann's Heart

The mission of Ann's Heart is to provide a place of welcome and human services to all Phoenixville area people. Our programs currently include the Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Center, which provides an emergency shelter during the winter months for men, women and families, and the development of the H.E.A.R.T. (Home of Education, Arts, Resources, and Technology). Visit www.annsheart.org to learn more.

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Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group

The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group is an all-volunteer 501(c) nonprofit that provides education, resources, and networking to members, including veterans, as they seek employment or advancement in their career. To learn more, please visit our website at https://www.greatcareersphl.org/ as well as our meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Area-Great-Careers-Group/

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Chester County's Children, Inc.

Reaching, supporting & empowering Chester County's children and families since 1987, Chester County's Children Inc. supports at-risk youth. Coordinating with the Chester County Dept. of Children, Youth, & Families we provide financial aid for families in crisis and children living in foster care.

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The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation

Adding Donors, Saving Lives, One Campus at a Time

Our mission is to increase the odds of finding lifesaving donors for patients in need of a marrow transplant by registering young, committed donors to the Be The Match Registry.

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West Chester Area Education Foundation

The education foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to supplement creative, meaningful, real-world experiences for students in the West Chester Area School District.

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Triskeles Inc.

Triskeles creates transformative, real-world opportunities for youth through teaching critical life skills, promoting personal growth, and connecting youth to mentors, their communities, and meaningful employment

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Chester County Arts Association

The mission of the Chester County Art Association is to be a source of inspiration, creativity, and community by connecting artists, students, patrons and the wider community to and through art.

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Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates

BBPA provides historical and educational programs, events, tours and activities for over 4,000 people each year including individuals, families, school children, seniors, military personnel and historians. "History comes alive" at the Brandywine Battlefield Park!

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Orion Communities

Orion believes that every person deserves shelter, food, clothing, transportation and access to healthcare. Without any government funding, we listen at the street level and respond to the unmet needs of those experiencing hardship due to poverty, disability or illness.

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DeafCAN!, a program of Christ the King Deaf Church

DeafCAN! (Deaf Community Action Network) is dedicated to helping to build fully accessible services across all social service arenas for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families.

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Melmark

The mission of Melmark is to serve children, adults and their families affected by a broad range of intellectual disabilities and autism. We provide evidence-based educational, vocational, clinical, residential, healthcare and rehabilitative services in an environment of warmth, care and respect.

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The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) is a nonprofit agency providing free, immediate, and confidential crisis response and compassionate support to children and adults impacted by crime and violence. We provide assistance through counseling, advocacy, resources, and education.

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National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum

The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution focused on broadening an understanding of the nation's iron and steel history to audiences of all ages and interests, by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting iron and steel's history.

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To Love a Canine Rescue

To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all-breed, foster-based, dog rescue based in Chester County, PA. TLC’s mission is to find permanent homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals.

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West Fallowfield Christian School

Founded in 1941, WFCS offers preschool to eighth grades and a high school co-op that meets two days/wk. Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered education to equip and inspire children/youth to faithfully serve God. We strive to partner with our families and churches in raising difference makers!

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