Welcome to the Crestlea Foundation website! Crestlea Foundation was formed in 1955 as a private foundation dedicated to serving the people of Delaware and Southeastern Chester County, PA through its support of nonprofit organizations in the social services, education, health care, cultural/arts, environmental, housing, and civic sectors.

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization located in Crestlea's geographic coverage area and must be in good standing with the IRS. Additionally, to be eligible for consideration, applicants should not have received funding from Crestlea in the last 12 months. Please note that Crestlea makes both capital and program grants, but does not support political or religious activities, nor does it fund special events or scholarships.

To visit the Crestlea grant portal, please click ENTER below.


The Crestlea Foundation would like to thank its long-time Treasurer, Steve Martinenza, who retired on December 31, 2021! While he will be dearly missed, we wish him all the best after his steadfast leadership over the past 30+ years.

New Foundation contacts will be announced in February, along with new deadlines and application procedures. Please return to this website for updated information then.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at crestlea_info@longwood.org