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Mushroom Festival awards more than $77,000 in grants to community organizations

The Mushroom Festival is much more than a fun-filled event that attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Kennett Square each September.

Proceeds from the festival are used to fund grant awards to dozens of local organizations that serve the community.

This year, the Mushroom Festival’s Board of Directors announced that it had received 63 grant applications, and they were able to award more than $77,000 in grants to help support a wide variety of programs and initiatives.

These are the organizations and nonprofits that have received grant funding from the Mushroom Festival:

Adult Literacy Program Kennett Library

ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Arts Holding Hands and Hearts

Avondale Fire Company

Boy Scouts of America

Camp dream Catcher

Canine Partners for Life


Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

Family Promise of Southern Chester County

Friends Home

Friends of Anson B Nixon Park

Good Neighbors Home Repair

Good Samaritan Services

Hero Hunts Foundation

Housing Partnership of Chester County

Kennett After School Association

Kennett Area Food Cupbaord

Kennett Area Senior Center

Kennett Collabrotative Memorial Day Parade

Kennett Fire Company NO.1

Kennett Heritage Center

Kennett Underground Rail Road

LCH Health and Community Service

Longwood Fire Company

Meals on Wheels of Chester County

Mighty Writers

New London Counseling Center

Opportunity Center/Handicrafters

Oxford Art Alliance

Prepared to Thrive

Reins of Life

Rotary of Kennett Square Light

Southern Chester County EMS

Spanish Health Ministry

Swayne, Campbell, Testa VFW post 5467

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

The Garage Community and Youth Center

Tick Tock Learning Center

Walk in Knowledge

Rotary of Kennett Square Light