Grants Awarded to CKHS Benefit Range of Programs
The Crozer-Chester and Delco Memorial Foundations would like to share a list of grants awarded to the hospitals of the Crozer-Keystone Health System in 2011. Many members of our community benefited from the donations made by the foundations, corporations and local, state and federal agencies listed below. The grants enabled our hospitals to strengthen existing programs, implement new initiatives and improve clinical services. We are very grateful for this support.
- Komen for the Cure: The Philadelphia Affiliate again awarded grants in the amount of $100,000 each to Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital for breast health education, outreach, screening and treatment for the uninsured and underinsured. Komen has provided this support each year to the Delco Memorial Foundation since 2004.
- The American Cancer Society awarded $5,000 for breast cancer support services for both Crozer and DCMH.
- County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) awarded a grant of $43,000 for a nurse consultant to assist for a second year in a PA Department of Aging pilot Care Transition Program.
- The Delaware County Community Foundation awarded a $32,700 grant for the provision of Hospice and Home Care services for uninsured and underinsured needy patients.
- The Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health awarded Delaware County Memorial Hospital $5,000 for in-school programs addressing alcohol and drug abuse. These programs reached over 5,000 middle and high school students.
- The Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health awarded a $5,000 grant to the Crozer Wellness Center for youth substance abuse education related to their federal Drug-Free Communities grant.
- The Patricia Kind Family Foundation awarded a $22,500 grant over three years to support the Chester Youth Collaborative Youth Council, a program of the Crozer Wellness Center. The grant will be used to engage youth in community activism and leadership activities.
- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board awarded a grant of $15,000 to the Crozer Wellness Center for youth substance abuse education related to their federal Drug-Free Communities grant.
- Youth Service America/Sodexo School Engagement Grants awarded a $5,000 grant to the New Pathways Program to carry out a service learning program focused on nutrition. New Pathways was established in 2008 by Crozer Behavioral Health Services and serves 30 Chester Upland students, ages six-13, with serious behavioral disorders.
- The Lillie I. W. Baker Trust awarded grants in the amount of $25,000 and $20,000, respectively, to Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital to help offset care for indigent female patients. Charity care costs have continued to climb. Last year, Crozer, Springfield and Taylor Hospitals reported $62,960,762 and DCMH reported $16,688,954 for charity care.
- The William Penn Foundation awarded an additional $922,292 to the Chester Youth Collaborative, an initiative of Crozer Wellness Center, to allow for completion of the foundation’s cross-site evaluation of its Youth Development Initiative. The Chester Youth Collaborative is dedicated to a strong Chester community in which all youth reach their full potential and transition successfully to adulthood.
- The Claneil Foundation awarded a $7,000 grant to the Chester Youth Collaborative’s Youth Council to engage youth ages 12-22 in advocacy and leadership related to issues of concern to Chester youth. The Chester Youth Collaborative is a program of the Crozer Wellness Center.
- The First Hospital Foundation awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $114,937 to the Chester Youth Council, a program of the Crozer Wellness Center, under the Chester Youth Collaborative. This youth-led project is designed to change perceptions of and about Chester youth and to inspire civic engagement among other youth in the Chester community.
- The United Way of Southeast Delaware County awarded a grant of $19,215 to the Crozer Wellness Center to be used for general operating support of Wellness Center youth leadership programs.
- The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania awarded a three-year grant of $104,901 for general operating support of Crozer Wellness Center programs. In this second cycle of United Way’s “Investing in Results” funding process, the Wellness Center will assist the United Way in achieving its goals in the area of “Older Youth Education – Sustaining and Improving Programming.”
- The Nonprofit Finance Fund awarded a capacity building grant of $15,000 to the Crozer Wellness Center and will provide training and technical assistance to Wellness Center staff to explore the relationship between mission and financial and organizational capacity needs. Grants were available to William Penn Foundation Children, Youth and Families grantees.
- The Boeing Employees Community Fund awarded a grant of $4,000 to the CKHS Asthma Camp, which is held at the Healthplex® Sports Club each summer. The camp serves children who are having problems controlling their asthma and combines asthma education with a variety of sports and other fun activities.
- The Boeing Employees Community Fund awarded a $5,000 grant to Delaware County Memorial Hospital for the Social Work Department’s out-of-pocket expenses for low-income patients.
- The Quaker Chemical Foundation awarded a grant of $1,500 to the CKHS Asthma Camp.
- The Welfare Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center to purchase new monitors.
- Chester Community Improvement Project awarded an $11,024 sub-contract from its grant from the Wachovia Regional Foundation to support the work of the Chester Youth Collaborative’s Youth Council to engage youth ages 12-22 in advocacy and leadership related to issues of concern to Chester youth. The Chester Youth Collaborative is a program of the Crozer Wellness Center.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a Year four of five continuation grant of $125,000 to the Crozer Wellness Center for its Drug-Free Communities Program.
- Swarthmore College awarded a year three continuation sub-grant award of $202,593 to The Crozer Wellness Center for its Blueprints/Peer Leader Program.
- TD Bank awarded $18,000 to the Delco Memorial Foundation for Passport to Health, an education and health awareness program geared toward Delaware County children at an age when decision-making for healthy lifestyles begins. This year, the program will reach more than 6,000 third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in 20 public and parochial schools in Delaware County.