Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County 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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Addressing the housing crisis in Westmoreland County

Staff at The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County knew that a lack of emergency shelter beds was a significant issue, but it wasn’t until they began checking in with nonprofits and community advocates that the full scope of the problem became clear.


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.


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.