WCCF Awards More than $44,000 in Grants to Area Charities

August 31, 2016

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its Designated Field of Interest grant cycle for 2016.  A total of $44,125 in grants was awarded as follows:

Abernathy Fund for Conservation

  • Washington & Jefferson College received $2,000 for water quality monitoring at the Abernathy Field Station and the Connecting Children to Nature Through Photography program.
  • Washington County Watershed Alliance received $500 for the Chartiers Creek Water Trail Feasibility Study.

Arts Fund - The LeMoyne Community Center received $10,000 for the Threading Through Our History quilting project.

Canonsburg Community Fund - Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ received $100 for the Armory Youth Mentoring Equine Therapy program.

Craig Gnagey Memorial Fund - Washington Hospital Foundation received $750 for the Washington School District ECHO program.

Hart History Fund - Donora Historical Society received $1,000 for glass plate negative development for their Teaching with Primary Sources program.

McBride-McMaster Fund - Washington County Historical Society received $4,000 for the Schneider's Fort and Hughes Log House historical information displays.

James C. Miller Memorial Fund - Washington Hospital Foundation received $150 for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training program.

Mother's Fund

  • Greater Washington County Food Bank received $10,000 for the Country Thrift Market project.
  • CASA for Kids received $3,000 for the CASA Reporting data system.
  • Washington Hospital Foundation received $2,000 for the Washington School District ECHO program.
  • Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ received $1,000 for the Armory Youth Mentoring Equine Therapy program.

Neighborhood Drug Awareness Corps Fund - Washington Hospital Foundation received $1,000 for the Finding the Youth Voice focus groups on the Washington County heroin epidemic.

Joseph Perkins Fund - Washington Hospital Foundation received $100 for the Teen Outreach ECHO program in Burgettstown School District.

Community Endowment for Peters Township - Meals on Wheels of Peters Township received $2,000 for the Angel Food Fund to assist with meal costs for lower income clients.

Judge Samuel Rodgers Fund - Literacy Council of Southwestern PA received $250 for News For You subscriptions for adult learners.

Vitullo Family Fund - Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ received $150 for the Armory Youth Mentoring Equine Therapy program.

Washington County Youth Conservation Camp Fund - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh received $125 for conservation education at the site-based mentoring program.

Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle

  • The Village of FPC received $3,000 for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Early Childhood program.
  • Literacy Council of Southwestern PA received $1,750 for the English as a Second Language Children's Literacy program.
  • Washington City Mission received $1,000 for 12 Step workbooks for the drug and alcohol prevention program.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh received $250 for conservation education at the site-based mentoring program

Cumulatively, the WCCF has awarded over $7,000,000 in grants and scholarships to improve the quality of life in Washington County since it began operations in December of 1995.