A 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization, SCORE’s mission is to provide free and very low cost educational programs and services to new entrepreneurs and growing small businesses. Chester & Delaware County SCORE relies on the expertise of a dedicated corps of volunteers who give thousands of hours annually to help local businesses succeed.

Typically, 70 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years. Major contributing factors are a lack of planning and expertise in key functional areas. SCORE’s counseling and educational programs not only help increase a new business’s chance of survival but also its likelihood of creating new jobs and contributing to the local economy.

SCORE makes an important contribution to the empowerment of women. A significant portion of clients and workshop attendees are aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Every dollar of your contribution has a true value of about $50 in services provided by SCORE volunteers.

Your gift to SCORE will help SCORE to:

  • Continue to offer free one-on-one counseling, mentoring and advisory boards and very low cost educational programs, workshops and seminars
  • Add programs and services to better serve the needs of small businesses
  • Serve the emerging Latino business community in Chester County with programs and workshops targeted to their specific needs, as well as Spanish-language resources and educational materials
  • Expand SCORE’s outreach to future entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Provide our volunteers with the resources they need to better serve our clients

By supporting SCORE’s mission, your gift will make a real difference to the small businesses which are the core of a thriving local economy.

How to Make a Gift

All gifts to SCORE are tax deductible.

Gifts by Credit Card

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to Chester & Delaware County SCORE.  Mail your check to:

Chester & Delaware County SCORE
601 Westtown Road #281
West Chester, PA 19380

Employer Matching Gifts

Does your company have a matching gift program? Please contact Mark Berry, development committee chair, mark.berry@scorevolunteer.org or 610-344-6910.

Questions and Further Information

If you have questions about making a gift to SCORE or wish to explore other options for giving, such as in-kind gifts, please contact Mark Berry, development committee chair, mark.berry@scorevolunteer.org or 610-344-6910.

“SCORE gave us the confidence to overcome our fears of opening our own store… and helped us understand the business side of the operation.”
Laura Imhof, BeLaro Jewelers


“SCORE has brought fresh insight into our business. SCORE has helped us grow over the past 18 years, guiding us through challenging times with new strategic and tactical business ideas…giving us access to people with various expertise, and at no cost.”
Barbara Forslund, COO, Advanced GeoServices


“After three years in business, EnviroSure, Inc. reached out to SCORE to assist in the next phase of growth. With their unmatched perspective, SCORE continues to be an integral part of the success of EnviroSure, Inc.” 
Scott Smith, PE, LEEP-AP, President, EnviroSure, Inc.