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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).

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.