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WCCF Announces the Close to Home Disaster and Emergency Fund

Mar 17, 2020

The WCCF has announced the creation of the Close to Home Disaster and Emergency Fundto provide grants to human service organizations serving Washington County, Pennsylvania, in response to local disasters and emergencies.

Nearly $310,000 in Scholarships Available from WCCF

Mar 02, 2020

The Washington County Community Foundation 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. Students are encouraged to learn more about each of the available scholarships by visiting www.wccf.net.

Dollar Bank Donates $30,000 to WCCF Education Funds

Feb 13, 2020

Dollar Bank is supporting local students by contributing $30,000 to Washington County Community Foundation’s education programs. Dollar Bank designated $20,000 for the EOS Fund and $10,000 for the ESO Fund.

WCCF, Washington Wild Things Partner to Offer Charity Suite

Feb 07, 2020

The Washington County Community Foundation and Washington Wild Things are partnering again to offer one “suite” deal to local charitable groups. The Washington Wild Things, the only Minor League baseball team in western Pennsylvania, has donated use of one of the luxury suites at Wild Things Park to the WCCF for the entire 2020 regular season. In turn, the WCCF will coordinate use of the Charity Suite by local charitable groups.

WCCF Receives National Recognition for Philanthropic Excellence

Feb 06, 2020

The Washington County Community Foundation has received reaccreditation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® for achieving the highest standard in philanthropic excellence. It was one of the first community foundations in the country to be accredited when the National Standards were adopted in 2000.

Nominations Sought for WCCF Awards

Feb 03, 2020

The Washington County Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its annual Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award and Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. Criteria and nominations forms for each award are available on www.wccf.net. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 17.

$125,000 Contribution Fuels Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund Grant Cycle

Jan 30, 2020

The Washington County Community Foundation today announced a $125,000 gift from Range Resources for continued support of the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund. Established in 2018 by its namesake, the fund supports fire departments and emergency management services organizations in Range’s core operating area. Annual support is provided through the partnership of Range and its many contractors.

$150,000 in Grants Available through WCCF’s Charity of Excellence Awards

Jan 07, 2020

The Washington County Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 by naming 25 non-profit organizations as a Charity of Excellence. Each honoree will receive an unrestricted grant of at least $5,000, with one organization receiving the top prize of a $25,000 unrestricted grant. One of the 25 selected organizations will also receive the People’s Choice Award for $5,000. In total, the WCCF will distribute $150,000 to local non-profits through this special grant cycle.

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).