The Power to Start a Legacy
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County responds to the ever changing needs of our county by working as a community matchmaker in the areas of grantmaking, community leadership and donor development. CFWC is committed to building better communities, now and forever.
PENNSYLVANIA — specifically, native son Benjamin Franklin — created the concept of volunteer fire brigades, which have served small communities since 1736. But nearly three centuries later, rural communities like many in Westmoreland County are struggling to maintain that selfless tradition.
Faced with a sharp decline in volunteer firefighters, philanthropic and emergency services officials turned to a federal government program to make Westmoreland the proving ground for a novel recruitment strategy.
The company also will pay a $1.5 million civil penalty for hundreds of air pollution violations, agreed to enhanced emissions monitoring, and will fund a $300,000 clean vehicles project through The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.
Greensburg, Pa., Dec. 20, 2017 – The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) has been chosen to oversee a $300,000 fund established under a Clean Air Act settlement with ArcelorMittal for air quality violations at the company’s Monessen coke plant.
The Westmoreland Cultural Trust received a grant from the Second Chance Fund for its public art project “Art in the Alley.”
One of the images displayed between the Palace Theatre and the Union Trust Building is of Kimberly Cecchini, in a ballet pose, with the phrase, “I Hope You Dance.”