North Penn Unity Grants- Additional Awards Announced, $225,000 to date

THE VNA FOUNDATION OF GREATER NORTH PENN PROUDLY ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL $90,000 IN NORTH PENN UNITY GRANT FUNDING, INCREASING PANDEMIC RELIEF AND RECOVERY AWARDS TO $225,000 TO DATE

October, 2020

The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn proudly distributed an additional $90,000 in GENERAL OPERATING GRANTS through the months of September and early October to 11 community organizations, as part of its North Penn Unity Grant program. Combined with the  earlier awards of $135,000 in grants announced in August, this brings the total-awards-to-date of this funding program to $225,000. The most recent community partner organizations receiving funding through this grant program are:

NORTH PENN UNITY GRANTS- MOST RECENT AWARDS AS OF OCTOBER 5th 2020

ORGANIZATION PROJECT AMOUNT
North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club General Support  $      10,000.00
Inter-Faith Housing Alliance General Support  $      10,000.00
Indian Creek Foundation  General Support  $      10,000.00
Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard  General Support  $      10,000.00
Women’s Center of Montgomery County  General Support  $      10,000.00
Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center  General Support  $      10,000.00
Worthwhile Wear  General Support  $        7,500.00
Mission Kids Children’s Advocacy Center General Support  $        7,500.00
Family Services of Montgomery County  General Support  $        5,000.00
Senior Adult Activities Center of Montco (Ambler) General Support  $        5,000.00
Indian Valley Public Library General Support  $        5,000.00
Total additionally committed as of 10/5/20    $    90,000.00
Total North Penn Unity Grants awarded to date:    $  225,000.00

The North Penn Unity Grant program represents a departure from the VNA Foundation’s traditional form of grantmaking, and was inspired by the challenges expressed by our grantee partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To help our partners better cope with the pandemic’s effects on their organizational operations and programming for vulnerable communities, we designed the North Penn Unity Grants program with the following features in mind: 

  1. Rolling application deadlines: Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until October 30th, 2020, and a decision is awarded within 30-60 days of submission
  2. General Operating support: All grants will be made in the form of General Operating support, to maximize the flexibility of all dollars
  3. Streamlined proposal: The grant proposal asks for only basic and essential information and is a fraction of its former length
  4. Relaxed Reporting: In lieu of submitting a formal written report, all grantees are invited to participate in a brief follow-up meeting via Zoom
  5. Increased grant funding: VNA Foundation increased its Fall grants budget by 50% in order to provide larger grants to more organizations when they need it most.

 In August, 2020, the VNA Foundation awarded North Penn Unity Grants amounting to $135,000 to the following organizations in Round 1 of this ongoing program:

 NORTH PENN UNITY GRANTS – AWARDS TO DATE-  August 2020 
ORGANIZATION PROJECT AMOUNT
Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale  General Support   $ 15,000.00
Advanced Living  General Support   $ 15,000.00
Generations of Indian Valley  General Support   $ 15,000.00
North Penn YMCA  General Support   $ 15,000.00
Keystone Opportunity Center  General Support   $ 15,000.00
Manna on Main Street  General Support   $ 15,000.00
Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Centers  General Support   $ 10,000.00
Gwynedd Mercy University (Adult Clinic)  General Support   $  7,500.00
Penn Foundation  General Support   $  7,500.00
Wissahickon Valley Public Library  General Support   $  7,500.00
Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation  General Support   $ 7,500.00
North Wales Area Library  General Support   $  5,000.00
Total Awarded in Round 1 (August 2020)       $  135,000.00  

**NOTE: Applications for up to $15,000 in General Operating support are being accepted on an ongoing basis through the North Penn Unity Grant program until OCTOBER 30th, 2020. **

If you have questions about eligibility for a North Penn Unity Grant, contact Diana Doherty at ddoherty@npvnafoundation.org.  If your organization is eligible, apply for a North Penn Unity Grant today!

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