The Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County awarded $100,000 to 14 local organizations in its ninth round of annual grants to support the health and welfare of residents in southern Chester County.  

Recipient programs were chosen after submitting proposals that addressed at least one of the priority areas established by the foundation for this year:  prenatal; dental; mental health diagnosis or treatment; access to pharmaceutical affordability; facilitation of two or more of the four priorities.

The recipients of the grants are:

Adult Care of Chester County -- $5,000

The Arc of Chester County -- $5,000

Chester County Community Dental -- $5,000

Chester County Health Department Nurse Family Partnership -- $5,000

Community Volunteers in Medicine -- $15,000

Crime Victims Center of Chester County -- $5,000

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County -- $5,000

Family Service of Chester County -- $5,000

Human Services, Inc. Community Mental Health -- $5,000

Kennett Area Senior Center -- $5,000

La Comunidad Hispana -- $15,000

Maternal & Child Health Consortium -- $5,000

Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center -- $15,000

Tick Tock Early Learning Center -- $5,000.

Since 2005, the board of directors established funding priorities, initiated a request for proposal process, and has distributed more than $1.6 million to organizations meeting the health and welfare needs of southern Chester County residents. For more information, visit www.hwfscc.org or call 484-883-4740.