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Grantmaking

PHILOSOPHY AND GUIDELINES

Since 1942, The Springs Close Foundation and its predecessor foundations have provided $104 million to nonprofit organizations in our communities.

The Springs Close Foundation, Inc. serves to continue Colonel Springs’ legacy of giving back to the communities where Springs Mills plants were originally located. The Foundation has created three new Community Boards – one each in Chester, Lancaster and York Counties – to connect more closely with the communities it serves and better understand the needs and solutions that exist in each county.

The Community Boards are responsible for the bulk of the grant making activity in each county; reviewing all grant applications, conducting site visits and making the final grant decisions in their respective counties. Organizations or programs serving multiple counties will be evaluated by the TSCF Executive Committee at the Foundation’s main office.

Guidelines for Early Childhood and Basic Critical Needs Grants

Currently, the Foundation is considering grant requests from eligible nonprofit organizations that:

  • Address early childhood issues (birth to age five)
  • Effectively deliver support for basic critical needs including, but not limited to, food, shelter and medical assistance

The Foundation follows a philosophy that resources are here to assist community groups and agencies with programs and projects that will contribute the most to improving the quality of life for the people in its service area. The Springs Close Foundation and its Community Boards will often share knowledge and experience that may expand the design of a particular program.

Funds are never adequate to meet all the identified needs in the area and the Foundation must carefully set its priorities. Each need will continue to be evaluated on its own merit and weighed against other requests.

CHESTER PARK

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Chester Park School of the Arts serves 284 kindergartens, first and second grade students. CPESA is a school-wide Title 1 school with at least 80.97% of their students receiving free or reduced meals.

Chester Park Elementary School of the Arts received a $14,999 grant for the program “An Apple Each Day Brings SUCCESS Our Way” that includes a class set of 25 iPad minis for use in the music classroom.

With an iPad, students are exposed to numerous educational apps that focus on math, reading, ABC’s, counting, colors, instruments of the orchestra, note reading and world music.

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