Lenfest Foundation donates $100,000 to help school support programs – Daily Local

COATESVILLE — The Lenfest Foundation is closing its 21-year partnership with local nonprofit, Chester County Futures (CCF), with a final donation of $100,000. The grant will help the organization fund its tutoring and enrichment programs for underserved high school students in Chester County.

“The Lenfest Foundation has provided significant support for our work with underserved students in the county since 2000,” said Maria McDonald, executive director of Chester County Futures. “It’s been 21 years of impactful and vital investments in our county’s youth. They have worked alongside Chester County Futures to reduce education gaps and increase college success for first-generation students in the districts we serve.

Since 2000, the foundation has made more than $360,000 in contributions to CCF, and it has been one of the organization’s longest-serving community partners since CCF was founded in 1996. Throughout its partnership, the Lenfest Foundation had a profound impact on the program. and the lives of the students it serves. The importance of his support will continue to be felt throughout the Greater Philadelphia area as the foundation prepares to cease granting and close its doors by the end of this year.

Chester County Futures is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1996 as a poverty prevention program providing academic support, mentoring and scholarships to motivated, economically disadvantaged youth in Chester County. Our goal is to help young people succeed in school, in college and in life.

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