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Community Foundation Opens Final Capacity-Building Grant Cycle of 2021

Sep 01, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for capacity-building grant requests ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Capacity-building is defined as any activity that increases the non-profit’s operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity. Examples include but are not limited to: equipment or material purchases, capital campaigns nearing completion of the campaign, facility upgrades, strategic plans, succession plans, marketing plans or marketing materials, improvements to accounting and financial systems, constituent management software, websites with content management systems, and program design or program expansion.

Community Foundation Announces $250,000 Grant to Food Helpers

Aug 18, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $250,000 matching grant to Food Helpers, the new umbrella organization for the Greater Washington County Food Bank.

Community Foundation Elects New Trustees

Jul 23, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the election of three new Trustees at its Annual Meeting, which was held this past June. The new Trustees include W. Taylor Frankovitch, Chad A. Griffith, and Harlan G. Shober Jr.

Community Foundation Partners with Tourism Agency in Support of PONY World Series

Jul 20, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency, an affiliate of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, to support World Series Tournaments for its upcoming 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY World Series. Both the Community Foundation and the Tourism Agency will provide grants of $35,000 each, for a total of $70,000.

Community Foundation to Award $250,000 in Capacity-Building Grants

Jul 19, 2021

The WCCF is currently accepting applications for capacity-building grant requests. Capacity-building is defined as any activity that increases the non-profit’s operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity.

WCCF Awards $25,000 Marketing Grant to Food Helpers

Jul 15, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Food Helpers, the umbrella organization for the Greater Washington County Food Bank. The grant will be used to implement the Here to Help Marketing Plan of Food Helpers.

WCCF Awards more than $288,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

Jul 13, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its post-secondary scholarship cycle for 2021, awarding 75 scholarships totaling $288,650.

More than $127,000 Awarded from Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund at WCCF

Jun 29, 2021

A total of $127,597 in grants from the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund at the Washington County Community Foundation was recently awarded to 32 local first responder organizations. The grants will help purchase a variety of items including rescue tools, personal protective equipment, and firearms, as well as support critical facility upgrades.

Community Foundation Issues Grants of More Than $230,000 to Public Libraries

Jun 09, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded $231,500 in grants to public libraries from its Community CARE Fund. The grants will support staffing, program enhancements, facility improvements, equipment and furniture purchases, and technology enhancements.

WCCF Seeks Applications for President’s Choice Award / $10,000 Grant

Jun 03, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications through August 1 for its President’s Choice Award, which includes a $10,000 unrestricted grant from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund.

Community Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

May 24, 2021

The WCCF recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) in support of the Museum’s $17 million On Track for the Future capital campaign. The grant was issued from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund, a pooled fund that accepts contributions from many separate donors.

Community Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to the Greater Washington County Food Bank

May 17, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the Greater Washington County Food Bank to improve the ventilation in the kitchen of its Healthy Habits Training Center (HHTC).

Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for its Dr. Howard Jack Public Educator Award

May 07, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting nominations for its Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award, which includes a $1,000 grant to the educational program of the recipient’s choice.

Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to the Brownson House

May 04, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded a $40,000 unrestricted grant to the Brownson House. The grant was awarded from the Harold and Enes Hockett Fund and the John and Thelma Curtis Fund.

Community Foundation Announces $150,000 Grants Program for Community Libraries

Apr 09, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce a special $150,000 grants program from its Community CARE Fund (CCF) to support independent, community-based libraries in Washington County, as the libraries work to reopen after the pandemic.