2016 Board of Trustees Grants

At their December 1st, 2016 winter meeting, the​ Board of Trustees ​of Fox & Roach Charities approved ​2​4​ grants​ for 2016 ​totaling $124,7​00. ​The recipient organizations listed below were awarded grants after meeting the Board’s grant guidelines as 501(c)(3) non-profits offering programs consistent with our mission and impacting communities in the markets Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach/Trident is represented (greater Delaware Valley: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware).

Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need (ATHN)

Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN) is a Bucks County interfaith nonprofit that serves the homeless and those in need by providing year-long access to emergency shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services, with dignity and compassion.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley

Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs children with a role models, starting something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential.

Bringing Hope Home

Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through their Light of Hope Family Grant Program, they offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Build Jake’s Place

The mission of Build Jake’s Place is to construct and operate boundless playgrounds and play areas, allowing children and adults of all abilities the joy of playing and interacting together.

Jake’s Place is named after Jake Nasto, a very beloved child that had a rare cardiac medical condition. Although he only was alive for only 27 months he made a huge impact on the people that knew him. Jake's Place was created by Joe & Kate Nasto and the BJP Board of Directors, and stands as a monument not only to the memory of “Baby Jake”, but to the hard work, generous spirit and boundless love of the Camden County community.

Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is a local nonprofit organization providing free programs of emotional and social support, education and wellness activities to people with cancer, as well as their families, friends and caregivers.


Clarifi is a non-profit community resource devoted to Lifelong Financial Literacy. They believe everyone should have access to the information and technology required to take control of their personal financial wellbeing, no matter their economic status.

Community Center at Visitation

The Community Center at Visitation is committed to provide a safe place for community outreach, continuous education, and recreation among the diverse cultural communities of Kensington and its surrounding neighborhoods. Serving as a “Beacon of Hope,” the Center embraces and celebrates this community with particular regard for nurturing the potential of its youth, senior, and immigrant populations.

Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Delaware Hospice

The purpose of Delaware Hospice is to foster dignity, peace and comfort during a person’s final days while providing the highest quality hospice and healthcare services and serving as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support.

Fellowship House of South Camden

Fellowship House offers an after-school and reading enrichment programs for children grades 1-4, summer camp for children entering grades 1-4, an evening program for youth and job training for teens. Fellowship House also provides evening programming to support the children's parents.

Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin-Easttown (FLITE)

FLITE funds programs to help ensure that all students in the T/E schools, especially those who face barriers to their educational success, have the academic tools, opportunities and support they need to succeed in school.

Gesu School

Gesu School strives, without selective admissions, to provide a quality, innovative education for its neighbor children in North Philadelphia to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and violence.

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County

Habitat's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity of Lehigh Valley

Habitat's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund helps families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. They provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items to families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and advocate for and provide education and information to families nationwide.

Kids Smiles

The Kids Smiles mission is to provide children in underserved communities with preventive and restorative oral health care as well as innovative health education programs, focusing on the prevention of dental disease and the development of positive, personal health behaviors.

Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Their programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and a Ronald McDonald Camp.

Rescue Mission of Trenton

The Rescue Mission of Trenton serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm, refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted.

Respond Inc. Camden

Respond, Inc. is a voluntary, not for profit (501) (c) (3) agency created by community residents to enhance and promote the economic independence and general welfare of individuals and families residing in Camden City and county. This mission is carried forth in the provision of comprehensive services in child care, a senior adult center, programs for homeless adults, rental housing and home ownership, youth services, employment, economic development, job training and associated programs that help people help themselves.

St. Patrick’s Center Wilmington

The St. Patrick's Center is a major part of the community and plays a vital role to those in need. The Center has an ongoing challenge — to sponsor Nutritional, Social Service, Transportation, Clothing, Recreational and Empowerment programs similar to those once provided by federal and state agencies. With the help of a small network of supporters, St. Patrick's Center has become key among the organizations that provide vital services to the community. At the Center, friends gather in a secure, friendly environment to play cards and other games, enjoy television and other activities. St. Patrick's is a source of information and referral for people needing assistance in accessing healthcare, filing taxes, dealing with Social Security, or securing food stamps

Urban Promise Wilmington

The mission of UrbanPromise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership. Our vision is to be a community of servant leadership and transformation, seeking a full life for all involved: urban youth, families, staff, and volunteers in the neighborhoods of our city.

West End Neighborhood House

Located in the city of Wilmington’s historic ‘Little Italy’ district, West End Neighborhood House has been improving the lives of an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community since 1883.West End provides assistance through outcomes-driven programming, utilizing innovative solutions to resolve complex social challenges throughout Delaware. West End is a registered 501c3 organization, whose mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and complex world.

YMCA of Greater Brandywine Oscar Lasko Center

Guided by their mission to strengthen the foundations of the community, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine Oscar Lasko Center is committed to helping kids develop values and confidence; engaging individuals in activities that improve their health; and uniting community members in support of one another.

The Y provides social services that support and empower people to overcome obstacles; provides volunteer opportunities that enable its members to support their neighbors; raises and awards funds to ensure that everyone can be part of the Y; collaborates with area organizations to build healthier communities; and cares for the environment.