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Keep up with the latest TCF news and events!

  Our New Web Home

We are excited to announce our new web address: www.TCFhelps.org.

TCF has always been committed to providing that "little extra" help in our community and our new web address emphasizes that commitment. "Helps" is now right in our address and the many ways we help our neighbors is the little extra we bring to meet life’s challenges.

  Happy Holidays from TCF, "Your Community Foundation"

We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy Holiday Season and much prosperity in the New Year!

  Taylor Hospice Celebration of Life and Tree Lighting

Community members who wish to gather to remember and celebrate the lives of a loved one are invited to the second annual Taylor Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 6 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on the grounds of the Taylor Hospice Residence (300 Johnson Avenue, Ridley Park, PA).

Our Celebration of Life and Tree Lighting Ceremony provides a special time and place to remember and honor the memory of those we've lost but will never forget. After a short program, musical entertainment and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, or to make a donation to help decorate our Tree, please contact us at or call 610-521-5822.

  TCF Welcomes Board Member Heather Hassel-Finnegan

We are pleased to announce that Heather Hassel-Finnegan joined the TCF Board of Directors on July 1.

Heather is a former TCF Scholar who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Anthropology from Juniata College and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Stony Brook University.

Heather was a Biology Instructor and Lab Coordinator at Swarthmore College for five years and currently provides sustainability/waste management expertise to twelve regional hospitals. She is also a contributing writer for Powerhouse Growers, where she provides regular content to a sustainability-focused multimedia platform.

  What You and TCF Can Do Together

When you give a gift to TCF, you are investing in our common future and helping to provide a wide array of health and wellness programs and services to eastern Delaware County. We thank you for your support and for your continuing commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.

It is through the financial assistance of our generous contributors that the Foundation is able to make a significant impact in the communities we serve.

  • Together, we support local non-profit organizations that target health and wellness issues.

  • Together, we educate and reward our future health care professionals.

  • Together, we guarantee the warm, gentle care delivered by Taylor Hospice to our friends and families challenged by terminal illness.

  • Together, we build our local communities by creating funds to address critical needs.

Contributions may be mailed to TCF at 300 Johnson Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078. Or, for your convenience, use the button to the left to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

  Recent Grants Awarded

The TCF Board of Directors recently approved the following grants:

  • Borough of Norwood to support the Norwood Community Day.

  • Center for Resolutions to support Youth Aid Panels, which provide a program of community service, educational activities, or other forms of payback to our local communities.

  • Delaware County Women Against Rape to sponsor the DelcoWAR Race for Victims' Rights, which supports the victim services program in Delaware County.

  • HEADstrong Foundation to sponsor the annual Nick Collelouri Classic Lacrosse Tournament.

  • Library Foundation of Delaware County to fund the "Fall into Fitness" program held at the Tinicum, Essington, Lester, and Norwood libraries.

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wish of a child in the TCF Service Area diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition.

  • Ridley Park Fire Company to support the 2014 Fund Drive and the men and women who volunteer and put their life on the line to ensure the safety of the members of the community.

  • Ridley Park Recreation to sponsor our home town fair.
  TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund

TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund is designed to assist local community members who encounter sudden adversity that leaves them with an unexpected and uncovered health-related financial burden.

Many of your friends and neighbors have already answered the call by hosting fund-raising events or making direct donations for the purpose of making Pay-it-Forward goals a reality.

If you are interested in helping us to fund these types of needs in your schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods, please contact the TCF staff by calling 610–461–6571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

If you have encountered a major setback of the type described or know somebody in the TCF Service Area who has, please use our Pay-It-Forward Application for Funding form to apply for assistance.