There's a great need in this community, and we are grateful to our many partners, donors, and volunteers who help us make a difference.
~ Utility bills, Medical bills, Prescription & Pharmaceutical bills
~ Emergency housing (motel room for a few nights)
~ Eviction avoidance
~ Transportation (bus ticket to a new job)
~ Funeral expense for a child or other family member
~ Short term child care
Clients first go to the Kent County Department of Social Services (DSS) for evaluation and screening. If DSS cannot help, they are referred to us.
Clients are interviewed in person by representatives from the Good Neighbor Fund, the Salvation Army, and the Samaritan Group. Each need is evaluated and the grant is provided by one of the groups or shared among the groups according to the group’s mission and the particular group’s budget.
The client is eligible for a grant only ONCE in a 12-month period. If the grant does not cover the entire expense, the client must provide additional resources personally or from other resources to completely meet the expense.
GNF helps approximately 200 families and individuals a year with grants of less than
$200 each. (Usually capped at $200)
Grants depend on how much money we have on hand.
We operate under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of the Chester Valley Ministers’ Association. Our funding comes from local churches, charitable organizations, charitable foundations, and private contributions. We receive a generous grant from the local United Way.
Doantions are welcomed, payable to Chester Valley Ministers’ Association.
Please write, “Good Neighbor Fund” on the memo or comment line.
We will gladly send a representative to your meeting or worship service to gratefully receive your donation publicly.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve lives. Your generous donations will fund the mission of CVMA and/or the Good Neighbor Fund.