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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.

Community Foundation Awards $12,000 Technology Grant to Washington Communities Human Services for Tele-Health Services

Mar 30, 2021

Eighty Four, PA – The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded a $12,000 technology grant from its Close to Home Disaster & Emergency Fund to Washington Communities Human Services (WCHS) to purchase an information technology server for tele-health services. This grant complements a $15,000 technology grant the Foundation made to WCHS in 2018.

Over $300,000 in Scholarships Available from WCCF

Mar 09, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for 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.

$125,000 in Grants Available from Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund

Feb 19, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation has announced that a total of $125,000 in grants will be available through this year’s Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund competitive grant cycle for first responders.

Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for its Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

Feb 12, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award, which includes a $1,000 grant to the charity of the recipient’s choice.

Community Foundation Awards $100,000 for Local Housing Programs

Feb 05, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to two local charities to address low-income housing issues in Washington County specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blueprints received $50,000 for its Home Ownership Pandemic Response Fund and Connect received $50,000 for its Security Deposit Program.

Community Foundation Finalizes Its Charity of Excellence Initiative Which Included $150,000 in Grants

Jan 14, 2021

The Washington County Community Foundation recently finalized its Charity of Excellence initiative, naming Blueprints the winner of the top award which included a $25,000 unrestricted grant, and the Washington Area Humane Society as the winner of a $5,000 People’s Choice Award. The Charity of Excellence initiative was the cornerstone of the Foundation’s celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2020.