Northrop Family Honored for Local Philanthropy

Oct 24, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has renamed its Philanthropist of the Year Award to the Northrop Family Excellence Award for Community Philanthropy in recognition of the Northrop Family’s tremendous support of the Washington County community during their 116 years of ownership of the Observer-Reporter and Observer Publishing Company (OPC)

WCCF Gives Shatters Records!

Oct 03, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has released the results of WCCF Gives, Washington County’s annual community-wide day of giving held on September 12, 2018.  This year’s event set a new record for total contributions at more than $860,000, an increase of 17 percent over last year.  When combined with the WCCF’s $100,000 bonus pool, WCCF Gives will result in grant checks to participating charities totaling $960,000!

Three Oaks Scholarship Fund to Help Burgettstown Students Studying Trades

Sep 04, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship fund to support eligible graduating seniors from Burgettstown High School who are planning to attend an accredited post-secondary trade or technical school. Beginning in the spring of 2019, the Three Oaks Scholarship Fund will award up to five annual scholarships of $1,000 each.

WCCF Supports Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Capital Campaign with $100,000 Grant

Aug 07, 2018

The WCCF is pleased to announce that Presbyterian SeniorCare Network recently received a $100,000 grant to help build the organization’s capacity through its Wood-side Place of Washington Capital Campaign, a campaign to raise funds to construct an assisted living facility specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and services.

WCCF Announces $500,000 Record-Breaking Grant Cycle

Jul 18, 2018

The WCCF is pleased to announce that it has awarded $500,000 in grants to 20 local charities as part of its new capacity building grants initiative of the Community CARE Fund (CCF).

Community Foundation Elects Officers & Trustees

Jul 09, 2018

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

Local History Comes Alive through Support from WCCF's McBride-McMaster Fund

Jul 03, 2018

The WCCF is pleased to announce that through a $2,000 grant from the McBride-McMaster Fund, the Bradford House Historical Association was able to supplement its existing wardrobe with new eighteenth century reproduction clothing and accessories.

WCCF Presents President's Choice Award to Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation

Jun 27, 2018

The WCCF is pleased to announce that its annual President's Choice Award was recently presented to the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.  The award included a $10,000 unrestricted grant from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund.

WCCF Awards $208,250 in Scholarships to Area Students

Jun 22, 2018

The WCCF has completed its post-secondary scholarship cycle for 2018, awarding 77 scholarships totaling $208,250.

WCCF Announces more than $40,000 in Grant Opportunities

Jun 14, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for the following Field of Interest Funds:

"Clicks for Cash" Contest for Local Charities Begins June 11

Jun 05, 2018

From June 11-17, the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) will host its annual web-based contest for qualified 501(c)(3) charities. The winning organizations will receive a total of $6,000 in unrestricted grants from the Foundation’s

Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund at WCCF Issues $75,000 to Local First Responders

May 25, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that $75,000 in grants has been awarded from the to 22 local first responder organizations. The grants will help purchase a variety of items, including breathing apparatus replacements, fire coats and pants, rain jackets, gas detectors, thermal imaging cameras, video surveillance cameras, generators, laptop computers and hydraulic rescue tools. 

CASA for Kids Receives $50,000 Grant from WCCF

May 15, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to the local CASA for Kids to assist the organization in its mission to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts of Washington County.  The grant was issued from the Foundation’s Salvitti Family Fund.

Childhood should be about making fond family memories and playing with friends on the playground.  It should be a happy, carefree time.  Unfortunately, for the over 400 children in Washington County who have been identified as abused or neglected, childhood is anything but happy and carefree.  These children worry about where they will live and who will take care of them.  They think that no one cares about them.

A Life Dedicated to Service, Charles C. Keller

May 14, 2018

“Service Above Self” is Rotary’s motto, but Chuck Keller’s service to others began long before he became a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of California in 1950.

He was a life-long member of the California United Methodist Church, where he served in various roles, including choir director.  While attending college at what is now California University of Pennsylvania, Chuck served his fellow students by assuming leadership roles in a myriad of school clubs and activities.  Later in life he created a scholarship fund for students attending the University and helped to create the Student Alumni Association at the University.  An Eagle Scout, Chuck remained involved with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life and welcomed opportunities to speak to young people about service

Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski to Receive WCCF's Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

May 09, 2018

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has named Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, an internationally known expert in sex education, the recipient of this year’s Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award.  For the past ten years, she has overseen both Common Ground Teen Center, which provides a safe place for teens to gather and learn about becoming adults, and Teen Outreach, part of the Washington Health System