The Power to Make a Difference
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.
Eight projects focused on community revitalization have received a funding boost totaling $162,600 from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC). Awards include support for a small business center, improving access for people with disabilities and job training opportunities for youth.
PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2022 – Pittsburgh Foundation donors burnished their reputation for raising the standard of generosity in challenging times, when gifts from individuals reached a record $26.2 million last year, a 29%** increase over 2020. The total raised from all sources was $68.8 million, another record.*
Though Westmoreland is the 11th most populated county in the state and home to 355,000 people, its network of 160 nonprofit and government human services providers do not have a central human service department comparable to other large counties. This means there is no formal coordination on the delivery of services such as housing, food assistance and mental health and addiction treatment.
Thanks to recommendations from the “Improving Human Services in Westmoreland County” report published in 2021, that’s about to change.
D.S. Kinsel is an artist, art educator and co-founder of BOOM Concepts, a gallery, art and activist hub.