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.
The Knead Community Cafe's pay-what-you-can model is working as intended after a year in operation, the downtown New Kensington restaurant's owners and volunteers say.
Delmont Councilman David Piper is making the most of his work on the borough's grants committee, seeking funding that could potentially go toward electrical upgrades and drainage work at the Shields Farm property where several major events take place each year.
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.
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.