The Visionaries

Established in 2010, the Visionaries are a group of young visionary leaders who care about Westmoreland County and are committed to making their community a better place by inspiring their peers, other young professionals, to become philanthropists who are engaged in their communities. Visionaries work to nurture this philanthropic leadership through grantmaking and the development of a permanent endowment.

Visionaries donations are deposited into a permanent endowed fund held at the Community Foundation called the Visionary Fund. As this fund grows over time, the income from the invested funds will be used to make grants into the community.  All Visionaries have the opportunity to be involved in the grant-making process and the check presentation is made at an event that all Visionaries are invited to “crash.”

Members of The Visionaries are future philanthropic leaders with the desire to make a lasting impact on Westmoreland County today.  We are seeking to grant awards of between $500 and $2,000 to nonprofit organizations in Westmoreland County who are actively engaging young professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.  If your organization is currently engaging this population to help achieve your mission in unique, innovative, and high-impact ways, please consider responding to this RFP.  After the proposals have been reviewed by the Visionaries, finalist organizations will be invited to present their project ideas to a gathering of young professionals on Thursday, March 24, 2016, and the Visionaries will vote to award grants.

To learn more about the Visionaries or the Visionary Fund please contact Caleb Crousey at 724-836-4400 or email ccrousey@cfwestmoreland.org