Acorn Fund

Acorn Fund

The Acorn Fund's purpose is to address the changing and unmet needs of our community. Initiated in 1999 with a $50 contribution, the Acorn Fund currently consists of both temporary and permanent assets and has awarded more than $3,600,000 in grants to local charities, including more than $3,300,000 through WCCF Gives. Grants are awarded from each of the Foundation’s funding areas of arts & humanities, education, environment & animal welfare, health & fitness, human needs, and religion and faith-based.

Grants from the Acorn Fund have helped to provide:

  • nourishing meals to the elderly and working poor
  • safe shelter and spiritual guidance to homeless families
  • educational live arts performances to elementary school students
  • equal access to worship services for the handicapped
  • loving shelter, food and medical attention to stray and abandoned pets
  • low-cost prescription assistance to the underinsured
  • smile-enhancing dental services to the uninsured
  • large print reading materials and other services to senior citizens
  • earth-conscious water conservation efforts
  • life-saving medical care to fragile infants
  • historically significant film documentary celebrating a local community
  • entertaining orchestral, choral and live theater performances
  • confidential training programs for the functionally illiterate

Recent grants awarded from this fund:

  • 2017 WCCF Gives Charities - $820,927
  • 2017 Shekinah Ranch of the Mon Valley - $10,000
  • 2016 WCCF Gives Charities - $726,931
  • 2016 Washington City Mission - $25,000
  • 2016 Highland Ridge Community Development Corporation - $10,000
  • 2016 Independence Conservancy - $10,000
  • 2015 WCCF Gives Charities - $735,252
  • 2015 CASA for Kids - $10,000