Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Maggie Elder, pictured here in October 2011, with her mom, Cyndi McGinnis, at a 5k event. The event, held in Maggie's honor four months after her diagnosis with Ewing’s Sarcoma, was organized by the family’s friends to rally around the family in their time of need.
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The Power to Start a Legacy


Giving
Bonnie Guldenschuh holds baby Connor, who is recovering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Guldenschuh is a volunteer with Faith Forward’s Angel Arms program, which cares for infants born with drug dependence. Faith Forward is one of the organizations benefiting from CFWC’s Opioid Impact Giving Circle.
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The Power to Give Where It Matters


Grantmaking
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.

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The beauty of collaboration

FUELED BY AN ABUNDANCE OF TEAMWORK, a group of about 30 high school– and college-age students took part in a seven-week program meant to encourage next generation philanthropy. The Youth Philanthropy Internship — a partnership of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, The Heinz Endowments and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies — brings together young people from across western Pennsylvania to address the most pressing issues in their communities.

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Out & About: Center celebrates half-century of serving Greensburg

A half-century of history is just the beginning for the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, according to speakers at a 50th anniversary open house held Oct. 25 at the facility. The open house provided guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the facility itself and with representatives of the organizations that currently keep offices there, including The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

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Local, state entities raising money ahead of 2020 census

Officials from Westmoreland and Allegheny counties have already established complete count committees, which are working to raise funds to aid local businesses and educational institutions. So far, the Westmoreland committee has raised $50,000 to be used for community outreach in regards to the census, said Phil Koch, executive director of the Westmoreland Community Foundation. Koch said the original $25,000 grant came from an anonymous donor and was matched by the Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Every Penny Counts

A beneficiary of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's scholarship program describes how awards help donors honor loved ones while making college more affordable.