North Star Receives Vanguard Hometown Grant to Prevent Homelessness
North Star of Chester County has received a generous grant of $10,000 from the Vanguard Group's Hometown Grant Program. The grant will fund North Star's homelessness prevention and self-sufficiency program for single working parents in Chester County.
"We are grateful to Vanguard for their support of our mission and our families," said North Star Executive Director Joyce Lacy. "Corporate giving on this level makes a big impact with agencies like North Star."
Last year, North Star of Chester County helped 131 single parents and children avoid homelessness. Now in its 27th year, North Star guides single working parents through a three-year program of ongoing financial assistance, case management, education, and additional supportive services. "While our financial assistance helps keep hardworking families in their homes, our case managers guide them toward self-sufficiency," said Lacy. In 2018, North Star provided an average monthly rental assistance of $230 per family, which helps demonstrate the impact a gift such as Vanguard's Hometown Grant could have on Chester County families.
Vanguard Hometown Grants Program provides community grants to nonprofit agencies in communities near Vanguard's offices such as North Star of Chester County. Funded by the Vanguard Group Foundation, the program is run by local Investment Committees made up of employee volunteers, who select and vet the giving strategies. Vanguard Hometown Grants Program currently operates out of Vanguard's Greater Philadelphia, Greater Charlotte, and Greater Phoenix offices.
To learn more about Vanguard Hometown Grants Program, visit Vanguard.com.