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WCCF Gives Grants Exceed One Million Dollars!

Nov 01, 2019

For the first time in its history, WCCF Gives, a community-wide day of giving held each September, resulted in grants of more than $1,000,000 to local charities! Grants of $1,058,581 were issued in October to 113 participating charities. The event has grown 150% since its inception in 2013, and cumulatively has raised more than $5.3 million in support of charitable activities in Washington County. This year a total of 2,800 donors made over 4,700 gifts, also setting records for the event.

WCCF Gives Provides the Opportunity to Support Over 100 Charities With One Gift

Sep 10, 2019

WCCF Gives, Washington County’s official community-wide day of giving, is set for Thursday, September 12. During this one-day event, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) will increase contributions made to the more than 100 participating charities, via www.wccfgives.org or by check, by a percentage of a $100,000 bonus pool. Since its inception seven years ago, WCCF Gives has raised more than $4.3 million in unrestricted grants to participating charities.

WCCF Announces Grant Opportunities

Aug 23, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) operates a broad grants program to multiple grantees that is not limited to a single focus or cause or exclusively to the interests of a particular constituency.

Community Foundation Elects New Trustees

Jul 17, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the election of six new Trustees at its Annual Meeting, which was held this past June.

The new Trustees include Megan M. Chicone, Barbara A. Graham, Cynthia B. Kotowski, Ivana G. Liberatore, Joseph M. Piszczor, and Elizabeth M. Rogers.

$170,000 Awarded to Small Local Libraries through WCCF's Community CARE Fund

Jun 27, 2019

Eleven local libraries recently received grants totaling $170,000 through a special capacity-building grant cycle of the Washington County Community Foundation’s (WCCF) Community CARE Fund (CCF). The initiative is designed to support small, independent, community-based libraries in Washington County.

WCCF Awards More Than $306,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

Jun 18, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its post-secondary scholarship cycle for 2019, awarding 85 scholarships totaling $306,450

Win a Chance to Be a Philanthropist through WCCF's "Hearts of Gold Contest"

Jun 12, 2019

Now through June 16, the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is presenting members of the community with the unique opportunity to become a philanthropist via the “Hearts of Gold” contest on its Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website (http://storybook.wccf.net).

Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund at WCCF Issues more than $126,00 to Local First Responders

May 29, 2019

Twenty-nine local first responder organizations recently received grants totaling $126,846 via the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund at the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF). The grants will help to purchase a variety of items including: breathing apparatus replacements, turnout gear, ballistic shields, thermal imaging cameras, video surveillance cameras, and rescue equipment

Martha Y. Berman Honored with Posthumous Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

May 15, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that Martha Y. Berman has been named the posthumous recipient of this year’s Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service. Created by the WCCF Board of Trustees in 2012, the award recognizes an individual who serves as an exemplary member of the Board, wholeheartedly sharing his or her time, talent, and treasures to support the Foundation and its mission.

Dr. Trisha Craig to Receive WCCF's Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

May 15, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has selected Dr. Trisha Craig to receive its annual Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award. The award recognizes a local public educator who has displayed the ability to inspire children from all backgrounds and abilities, who has earned the respect of colleagues, students and parents, and who is actively engaged in the community.

Robert C. Griffin to Receive WCCF's Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

May 15, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has selected Robert C. Griffin to receive its annual Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes a local individual or organization devoted to the promotion of human welfare or the advancement of social reform as evidenced by humanitarian deeds in the community, whether local, national, or international.

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

May 02, 2019

The WCCF is pleased to announce the creation of a special capacity-building grants program from its Community CARE Fund (CCF) to support small, independent, community-based libraries in Washington County. Up to $150,000 will be issued in CCF grants to small libraries during this cycle.

WCCF Partners with EQT to Present Life-Changing Scholarship

Mar 19, 2019

Up to $72,000 Available for One Student

With generous support from the EQT Foundation, the EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Fund was recently established at the WCCF to provide scholarships to graduating Washington County high school seniors.

More than $218,000 in Scholarships Available

Mar 11, 2019

The WCCF is currently accepting applications for its more than 40 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is unique according to its donor’s wishes. The scholarships target students graduating from specific high schools, pursuing specific areas of study, and demonstrating financial need.

First Commonwealth Bank Contributes Gifts Totaling $7,000 for EITC Program

Mar 01, 2019

Washington County Community Foundation Director of Development and Public Relations Aliesha Walz recently accepted Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) contributions totaling $7,000 from Ryan Hall, First Commonwealth Bank Financial Solutions Center Manager at the Trinity Point location.