Volpe Koenig Announces Recipients of 2022 IPromise Charitable Giving Fund $20,000 Grants


Volpe Koenig announced today that The Barn at Spring Brook Farm and Glen Foerd have each been awarded a $20,000 grant through its 15th Annual IPromise Charitable Giving Fund competition. The firm’s charitable giving fund has awarded almost $600,000 to worthy organizations across our area since its inception.

Established in 2007, IPromise supports the mission of qualifying Greater Philadelphia Metro area non-profit organizations by awarding two $20,000 grants across six eligible categories that rotate each year. Fund categories include Arts, Culture and Humanities, Community Development, Education and Research, Environment and Animals, Health, Human Services & Youth Development, and Veteran Services.

This year’s winner in the Education and Research category is West Chester, Pa.-based The Barn at Spring Brook Farm, which is dedicated to enriching the developmental skills and lives of children with disabilities.

“All at The Barn at Spring Brook Farm are extremely appreciative to have been selected as the 2022 IPromise Charitable Giving Fund winner in the Education and Research category, said Nan Latona, Executive Director. “Thank you, Volpe Koenig, for recognizing the impact of animal-assisted and nature-based activities on the lives of children with disabilities in such a meaningful way.”

The grant winner in the Environment and Animals category is Glen Foerd, an 18-acre public park located along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia.

“Glen Foerd is grateful to receive the Volpe Koenig 2022 IPromise Charitable Giving Fund grant in the category of Environment and Animals,” said Ross Mitchell, Executive Director. “This funding will support our Waterborne Boatbuilding Education Program where we teach students in diverse neighborhoods how to build a working, 12-foot long wooden rowboat, which they paint, launch, and row on the Delaware River at the end of the program.”

John Donch, President of Volpe Koenig said, “Throughout the year, and especially during this season of giving, Volpe Koenig is gratified to continue supporting hard-working area non-profits and the communities they serve."

Next year’s IPromise application process is expected to open in June 2023 for the categories Health, Human Services & Youth Development and Veteran Services.

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