Grantmaking at The C.F.W.C

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County comprises several types of funds that award grants in different ways. Our donors have created funds to support designated agencies; to provide scholarships to students who attend specific schools; to support medical research and to address specific fields of interest. Donors also choose to establish funds whereby they can advise on grantmaking from their funds subject to the approval of the Foundation's Board of Directors. The Foundation does not accept proposals for designated/donor advised funds.

Other donors have established endowed funds where the charge of the Foundation's Board of Directors is to "meet community needs as they arise." These funds are known collectively as The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Endowment.

The mission of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County’s unrestricted grantmaking is to strengthen communities, promote change and address overlapping community issues.

CFWC has worked with partner organizations to create special funding initiatives to respond to some of our region’s most pressing needs. The initiatives are:

  1. Capacity Building
  2. Greensburg Foundation Fund
  3. Healthy Communities
  4. Revitalizing Westmoreland