The Malvern Federal Charitable Foundation – the purpose of which is to promote charitable and educational activities within the markets that Malvern Federal Savings Bank serves – has awarded 10 grants to charitable, nonprofit organizations totaling $75,000.
The recipients are:
- Chester County Fund for Women and Girls ensures, through philanthropy and advocacy, that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive by focusing on core needs, economic development, health and wellness, and challenging gender inequality.
- Curing Kids Cancer, founded in 2005 by Grainne Owen, 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 a 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.
- Maternal and Child Health Consortium focuses on improving maternal and child health through the collaborative efforts of individuals, providers, and policy makers.
- Timothy School in Berwyn is the state’s oldest nonprofit school devoted exclusively to the educational needs of autistic children. The school works to develop an understanding of autism that recognizes the strengths and uniqueness of autistic children and the specialized methods needed to expand their educational opportunities.
- The Valley Forge Park Alliance provides an enhanced visitor experience and promotes public appreciation of the Valley Forge National Park’s historic, environmental, and recreational resources.
- Vantage Health System 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,” said Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO of Malvern Federal Savings Bank. “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 $500,000 to organizations that improve the quality of life in the region.”