In 2009, East Brandywine Township Board of Supervisors incorporated the East Brandywine Foundation, an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation serves an extremely valuable role furthering the Township's goals via public-private partnership. Specifically:
Prior to the establishment of the Foundation, private donations for improvements to Township parks and other facilities were not tax-deductible for those generous individuals making donations.
Prior to establishment of the Foundation, private donations were deposited to the Township's General Fund and could not be earmarked for the improvements the donor wished to support outside of the budget year in which the gift was given. The Foundation allows the Township to "save up" private contributions for big projects over many years.
Lastly, not all grant opportunities are available to the Township which is incorporated as a subdivision of the Commonwealth. The Foundation provides a mechanism to seek grant funding not otherwise available to municipalities.
The Directors of East Brandywine Foundation and the East Brandywine Township Board of Supervisors are deeply grateful for the support of many individuals and businesses.