2017 Board of Trustees Grants

At their December 7, 2017 winter meeting, the​ Board of Trustees ​of Fox & Roach Charities approved ​32 grants​ for 2017 ​totaling $185,740. ​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).



Access Services empowers individuals and their families in Eastern Pennsylvania through community-based, innovative special needs and disability services. From community day programs, to respite care, to a mental health and wellness center, Access Services’ mission is to provide those in need with companionship, resources and opportunities to grow as part of a community.



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 of the 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


Build Jake’s Place builds playgrounds for everybody, where children in wheelchairs and other assistive devices can play along side others with ease. It’s an integrated play area in which all children, those who are able and those with disabilities, can play interactively. The objective is to design an area that is barrier-free, socially inviting, and contains play environment groupings.

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.

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.

Friendship House


Friendship House is a non-profit, faith-based corporation in service to those individuals and families that are, or are at risk of, becoming homeless. Welcoming to all, Friendship House strives to serve as a sanctuary and a stepping stone to each person in need through the traditional spiritual ministries of hospitality, education, empowerment and community.

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 the Lehigh Valley


Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit organization that works to build simple, decent homes for hardworking, disadvantaged families in the Lehigh Valley.



The mission of Heart-to-Heart is to empower incarcerated people, those at risk of incarceration, or who were incarcerated, their families and others seeking freedom from destructive habits and patterns, both inside and outside of correctional facilities, in order to live increasingly free and fruitful lives.

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance


Inter-Faith Housing Alliance provides charitable services to persons and families in the community whose life situations have become unstable. Community-based programs are designed to bridge homelessness and independence, leading to achievement of self-sufficiency.

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.

National Liberty Museum


The National Liberty Museum is committed to giving students, teachers and families access to our inspirational heroes exhibits, reflective artwork, and engaging programs that bring people together and provoke thought and dialogue about liberty.
The young people we serve with our character and civic education programs learn critical 21st century skills – leadership, empathy, social skills, and critical thinking – that underpin academic success, responsible citizenship, and, ultimately, the health of liberty.

Philadelphia Children’s Alliance


The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is a child friendly facility, where experts in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine and mental health collaborate to guide children down the path of healing. We are a resource for anyone concerned about helping sexually abused children or seeking information on the subject.

The 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.

Philadelphia Youth Network


Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a solutions-builder forging together significant players to alleviate a root cause of poverty by preparing 12-24-year-olds to become productive working adults. Our work is grounded in the understanding that young people need access to both education and employment, proven factors in being prepared for a career. With a track record of increasing impact, PYN funds and brokers action with the right partners to collectively address barriers. PYN constructs systems to create change, while innovating to meet evolving needs. Together with our partners, PYN dramatically changes the trajectory of individuals’ lives by giving voice to underserved youth, and ultimately creating a pipeline for an educated, engaged workforce.

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.


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.

Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey


Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey has served as a “home-away-from-home,” for more than 27,000 families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals for critical illnesses or traumatic injuries.

Silver Springs – Martin Luther School


Silver Springs – Martin Luther School provides a range of specialized services and support for children who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges. Through special education, foster family care, and residential and community-based mental health services, we offer opportunities for children and families to learn, to heal, and to reach for brighter tomorrows.



SquashSmarts is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved youth from Philadelphia public schools by providing intensive, long-term academic tutoring and squash instruction, while imparting high standards of personal integrity, health and fitness, and service to the community.

St. Patrick’s Center


St. Patrick’s Center provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, transportation, and recreational activities for people in need on Wilmington’s east side. Our services are provided in a welcoming, dignified, respectful, and caring environment. We recognize that people require more than just basic needs – a person’s desire to be respected and accepted is not diminished because they are poor and that desire does not fade as they become elderly.

Summer Search Philadelphia


Summer Search serves students who have the desire and potential to graduate college, but who may not be able to due to under-resourced environments and oppressive systems that promote negative attitudes and beliefs about themselves and their belonging in an academic environment.

Supporting Kidds


Supporting Kidds is a comprehensive center for supporting and educating bereaved children, their families, and the larger communities in which they live. We wish to be directly responsive to the needs of the community, and therefore offer an evolving menu of programs and services, both at the center and in collaboration with interested sites that serve children.

The Garage Community & Youth Center


The Garage Youth Center is an after school and Youth Development program serving Middle and High School Students in Kennett Square and West Grove. Our Mission is to empower youth to pursue their potential.

Urban Promise New Jersey


Since 1988 our mission at UrbanPromise has been to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, and spiritual growth. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.

Urban Promise Wilmington


The mission of Urban Promise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership.

West End Neighborhood House


West End Neighborhood House has been improving the lives of an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community since 1883. In 2016, the agency served over 10,000 individuals. West End provides assistance through outcomes-driven programming, using 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.

Youth Service, Inc.


Youth Service, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has provided immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia’s children, youth and families for over 65 years. YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia’s only Crisis Nursery Programs and the largest shelter in the area for homeless and runaway teens. Through shelter, counseling, and in-home support services, YSI reaches more than 5,000 clients annually, the majority of whom live below the poverty level.