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

Monongahela library
One of the many programs offered by the Monongahela Area Library are story times for children.

Eighty Four, PA – The Washington County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a special $150,000 grants program from its Community CARE Fund to support independent, community-based libraries in Washington County.  School libraries, medical libraries, and other libraries which operate as a part of another institution are not eligible to participate.  Community libraries may submit one grant request of up to $25,000 using the Foundation’s online grant application available at Requests submitted by November 1 will be considered and grants will be announced in December.

Bentleyville public library
The Bentleyville Public Library hosts “Canvas and Coffee”, step-by-step painting classes for its members.

Grants may be submitted for capacity-building projects or programming, but requests should only address one project, not a combination of projects. The Foundation is prepared to work individually with interested libraries to determine the most appropriate grant request for that particular library. Interested libraries are encouraged to contact the Community Foundation at 724-222-6330 or

“Public libraries serve as community centers throughout Washington County and offer diverse programming for all age groups. Our objective with this special library grant cycle is to help ensure that our libraries have the tools necessary to continue to serve in this vital role for county residents,” said Betsie Trew, President & CEO.