The Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation provides several high impact, evidence-based public health programs that save lives in Delaware County. Our staff members are regional leaders who address such critical health problems as low birth weights, food insecurity, substance abuse and the success of teens. These programs complement each other for greater impact, which is why investing in the Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation is the best way to donate your charitable dollars and volunteer your time. Listed below are our current programs.


Healthy Start – Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

For the past 20 years, Healthy Start, a federally funded program, has been successfully reducing the infant mortality rate and improving birth outcomes in the target area — Chester, Upland, Eddystone, Woodlyn, Parkside, Chester Township, Marcus Hook, Trainer and Linwood. The program serves pregnant women, expectant fathers, the family and children up to age two. Read more»  |  En Español»



Nurse–Family Partnership

Having a baby can be a frightening and isolating experience, especially for first-time mothers living in poverty. Nurse-Family Partnership, a national program with deep roots in Pennsylvania, is dedicated to supporting these women to ensure that their pregnancies go well and their children develop normally.   Read more»  |   En Español»



Delaware County WIC Program (WIC)

Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation’s WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program serving Pennsylvania residents who have a medical or nutritional risk and who have a household gross income less than 185% the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines.
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Blueprints Youth Empowerment Program

To help young people successfully transition to adulthood, the Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation joined forces with Swarthmore College, the Chester Upland School District and the College Access Center of Delaware County to support a year-round youth development program called Blueprints. Read more»




Drug Free Communities 

For nine years, the Chester Drug Free Communities (CDFC) program has been working with partners in Chester to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth and adults.  The program addresses issues in the Chester community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promotes factors that minimize its risk.   Read more»