Surrey Awarded $35K Grant from The Philadelphia Foundation

Surrey Services for Seniors Receives a $35,000 Grant

Surrey Services for Seniors, headquartered in Devon, PA, has received a $35,000 grant from the Oscar H. and E. Ida Iucker Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation for General Operating support.  Announcement of the grant was made by R. Andrew Swinney, President of the Foundation, whose Board of Managers approved the grant on February 6, 2015. 

Barbara J. Fentress, President and CEO of Surrey Services for Seniors, said the funds would be used for program development and other general program support. “This grant will help Surrey to continue its mission to provide older adults with valuable programs and services to ensure the wellbeing of both the most active and homebound seniors,” said Fentress.

About Surrey Services for Seniors

Founded in 1981, Surrey Services for Seniors is a non-profit organization that annually serves 7,700 individuals from four locations in Chester, Delaware and parts of Montgomery counties. Surrey is dedicated to assisting older adults to continue living with independence and dignity in their homes, and to continue as active members of the community.  Surrey provides transportation, in-home services, including personal assistance, housekeeping, companionship and care management.  For more information about Surrey Services, or for volunteer opportunities, call 610-647-6404 or visit the website at

About The Philadelphia Foundation

Since 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.  It links those with financial resources to those who serve societal needs.  The foundation grows the more 900 charitable funds established by its donors and distributes about $20 million annually in grants and scholarships to about 1,000 effective nonprofit organizations.   Through this support, the Foundation builds healthy communities, strengthens children and families, advances economic opportunities and enhances culture and recreation. For more information, please visit