Greenway News
August 2021
BCG's 2021 Mini-Grants Open August 31!
The Brandywine Conservancy is pleased to announce the Brandywine Creek Greenway’s (BCG) Mini-Grant Program for our Pennsylvania partners for 2021-2022. The program is funded by a recent grant from the Pennsylvania DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program Environmental Stewardship Fund, administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

With these funds, the Brandywine will be able to award grants of $2,000 to $10,000—up to a total amount of $28,000—for projects that will support and advance the goals and objectives of the BCG Strategic Action Plan (2014).
This year's grant funding round opens August 31, 2021 with applications due by Friday, October 15, 2021, at 4:00pm.

The Mini-Grant Program will fund small projects that improve parks, open space and community trails, and will advance priority conservation and recreation projects identified in the BCG's Strategic Action Plan (Part 1 and Part 2), plus other publicly vetted municipal planning documents. Eligible applicants include Pennsylvania non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status 501(c)(3), municipalities, counties, and some educational institutions.
Please visit the BCG Mini-Grant website for more information and to download the application materials. Contact Sarah Sharp if you wish to discuss your project.
PECO Green Region
Open Space Program
The 2021 grant round for the PECO Green Region Open Space Program has been announced and is accepting applications now until Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. The PECO Green Region Open Space Program funds municipalities, regional recreation authorities, and incorporated non-profits in southeastern Pennsylvania as they undertake various open space projects. Please visit to explore the online application.
If you have questions about the PECO grant program, contact Estelle Wynn Dolan at
Vision Partnership Program
Cash Grant - 2021 Second Round
The Chester County Planning Commission has announced the opening of Round 2 of the Vision Partnership Program (VPP) for 2021. Grants awarded under VPP are provided to municipalities to achieve consistency with and implementation of Landscapes3 while accomplishing impactful, lasting and positive benefits through planning projects that address opportunities and issues of community concern.
The second round of funding is anticipated to have approximately $125,000 available. Grant applications are due by Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. — online submittals only.
Visit the Chester County Planning Commission's VPP web page for more information.
Questions about the grant program and requests for pre-application meetings can be directed to William Deguffroy at 610-344-6285 or
Upcoming Greenway Events
BCG Mini-Grant 2021/22
Applications due October 15, 2021

"Experience the Brandywine" Photo Contest 2021
Launching October 1, 2021. More details coming soon!