WCCF Awards More than $56,000 in Grants to Area Charities

September 08, 2017

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its Designated Field of Interest grant cycle for 2017.  A total of $56,800 in grants was awarded as follows:

Abernathy Fund for Conservation - Washington & Jefferson College received $2,500 for water quality monitoring at the Abernathy Field Station and the Connecting Children to Nature through Photography program.

Arts Fund - The City of Washington Citywide Development Corporation received $10,000 for the restoration of the Main Pavilion in Washington Park.

Canonsburg Community Fund 

  • Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ received $5,000 for the Canonsburg Armory Youth Center After School Program.
  • Friends of Canonsburg Town Park received $1,000 for the Canonsburg Pickleball program.

Fund for Animal Care – Low Cost Spay Neuter Washington County received $100 for the Claysville Community Cat Spay and Neuter program.

Craig Gnagey Memorial Fund – Trinity School District received $750 for the Trinity High School English Department Our Town, Our Home, Our Pride program.

Hart History Fund – West Alexander Agricultural Association received $1,000 for the West Alexander Fair History Wall/Walk.

Miss Judy Hopson Arts Fund – The LeMoyne Community Center received $250 for art classes and art supplies.

McBride-McMaster Fund

  • A.D. White Research Society received $2,000 for a technology upgrade to preserve historical material.
  • Bradford House Historical Association received $2,000 for 18th century reproduction clothing and accessories.

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

Mother's Fund

  • Storehouse for Teachers/Education Partnership received $10,000 for the Adopt-A-School program at Ringgold Elementary South.
  • Dress for Success Pittsburgh received $2,500 for medical scrubs and shoes for the Washington County Winter 2018 program.
  • Washington Hospital Foundation received $2,000 for the Adapted Swim program for children with disabilities.
  • Jameson’s Army received $1,500 for therapeutic heart pillows.

Neighborhood Drug Awareness Corps Fund – Harmony Life Center received $1,000 for the Recovery Drop-In Center INFO ZONE.

Joseph Perkins Fund – Burgettstown Area Youth Baseball Association received $6,000 for an upgrade to the baseball/softball complex.  

Community Endowment for Peters Township – Washington Hospital Foundation received $2,500 for the Off the Couch Kids’ Fitness Program.

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

Vitullo Family Fund – Low Cost Spay Neuter Washington County received $150 for the Canonsburg Area Cat Spay and Neuter program.

Washington Co. Youth Conservation Camp Fund – Washington County Watershed Alliance received $150 for the Stream Critters for Water Quality program.

Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle

  • Community Action Southwest received $3,300 for the School Readiness program.
  • Variety the Children’s Charity received $2,700 for Variety’s “My Bike” program.

Cumulatively, the WCCF has awarded over $8,750,000 in grants and scholarships to improve the quality of life in Washington County since it began operations in December of 1995.  For additional information on the Community Foundation, please visit www.wccf.net.