The Genuardi Family Foundation is privileged to partner with many regional organizations whose direct services aid the most vulnerable and support the development of healthy individuals, families and communities.
2022 Core Grantee Highlights
Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard is a food pantry in Ambler, PA, founded by Mattie N. Dixon when she learned that her neighbors were struggling to put food on their tables. Funding will support general operations, including distribution of food, clothing, and housewares, along with developing and advocating for programs which strengthen families under stress.
Meals on Wheels of Chester County began its journey in 1971 when Chester County delivered its first meal in the Borough of West Chester and became incorporated as a non-profit in 1991. It now has 21 chapters in Chester County. Funding will support the purchase of nutritious meals for homebound seniors in need living in Chester County. Volunteers not only deliver meals but provide personal interactions to homebound adults to help them live independently in their own homes.
Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN), located in Bucks County, started as a shelter 13 years ago and now also provides a Wheels to Meals food program. General operating funding will support the shelter and a Free Shared Meals program, a partnership with 42 houses of worship, which offers sit-down community meals for the homeless, who are transported every day to their sites via two 15 passenger vehicles or were offered “to go” meals during the pandemic.
Family Promise of the Main Line, located in Norristown, PA, incorporates capital resources from a diverse group of faith organization and “hands-on” support from hundreds of volunteers. It offers programs which include homelessness prevention, diversion, and emergency shelter services. Funding will provide a path to stability for families who are homeless, including emergency financial assistance and eviction prevention, helping them to achieve sustainable independence.
The Salvation Army, Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware, located in Chester, PA, serves all residents of Delaware County. Funds will help support general operating expenses for the Salvation Army-Chester Emergency Shelter. The shelter serves as an emergency over-night program and provides three meals per day, while a case manager connects residents with employment opportunities, mental health services, and drug and alcohol counseling.
Valley Forge Educational Services, located in Malvern, Chester County, has been providing educational, recreational, and employment related programs for children and adults with special needs since 1959. Funding will support a Customized Workforce Solutions program, providing person-centered support and training to help job seekers attain their employment goals, accomplished through community-based work assessments, job finding/development, job coaching and benefits counseling.
Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley, headquartered in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA, has served the disabilities community for 87 years, providing a wide range of recreational programs, educational services, and vocational training. Funding will help support job training and placement for youth and young adults with disabilities. Both in-school youth and out-of-school youth can participate in skills training and job coaching, providing them with skills and experience in a workplace environment to help them pursue a career they love.