Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
The Pittsburgh Foundation is partnering with local foundations and agencies (The Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation, Hillman Family Foundations and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania) to administer an Emergency Action Fund intended to help our region's vulnerable populations recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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“We in the foundation community and other philanthropic organizations have the health and safety of all southwestern Pennsylvanians as our first duty during the public emergency presented by the COVID-19 virus. The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and our partners hope the public will join us in contributing to the Emergency Action Fund. Through this fund, we come together as one, with one goal: ensuring rapid and effective assistance, especially for the most vulnerable.” -- Lisa Schroeder, president and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation

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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.