Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Jim, Marie Paule and Sasha Scanlon established the Chad Delier Scanlon Memorial Fund in 2007 in memory of their son who died from glioblastoma, a rare and fatal form of brain cancer. The fund provides grants to support families and children suffering with life-threatening illnesses and research. Photo by Joshua Franzos.
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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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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.

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$4.3 million federal grant assists Westmoreland firefighters

GREENSBURG, Pa. — A $10,000 planning grant from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County to evaluate emergency response capability by volunteer fire departments has led to a $4.3 million funding award from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) to fund recruitment and training of 500 additional volunteer firefighters for the county.

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Out & About: Second Chance Farewell Walk

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.”

Pittsburgh TribLive


Bringing More to the Table

EVERY THURSDAY, a group dinner in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, begins like millions of others across America — with a prayer.

But then the meal follows its own unique script. There is a Word of the Day — such as gratitude, hope, beauty or friendship — and diners are encouraged to discuss what that word means to them in their lives as they are at that moment. At meal’s end, one of the hosts tells three jokes.