Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

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Community Forum

News Release

Record $68.8 million raised to improve communities in 2021

Pittsburgh area donors follow history of giving more in tough times
 

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 53% increase over 2020. The total raised from all sources was $68.8 million, another record.*

Stories

Collaborating to improve human services in Westmoreland County

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.