Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Pastor Kara Propst of Salem Lutheran Church remembers Betty Hags as a woman of faith and creativity whose generosity surprised an entire congregation.
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The Power to Start a Legacy

Students plant, water, weed and harvest vegetables and flowers at Hope Garden, a former vacant lot in New Kensington.
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The Power to Give Where It Matters

Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg is an iconic symbol of the region's history of civic engagement and leadership.
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The Power to Make a Difference

Community Leadership

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.

Community Forum


Fighting Blight in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

THE TERM “MAIN STREET” INCREASINGLY EVOKES A BYGONE ERA, a time when downtown streetscapes bustled with the activity of thriving towns and busy shops. Too often, that era has been replaced by big-box suburban stores and an infrastructure in decay.


Sounding the Alarm

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.

News Release

Community Foundation to Oversee $300,000 Clean Vehicle Fund

Statement on PennEnvironment settlement from Phil Koch, executive director of 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.