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Creating an Impact

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies has been helping people in our community help each other for more than 30 years. We put our donors’ generosity to work through strategic grantmaking and connect individuals with opportunities to make an impact. We support grassroots efforts, collaborate with community partners, and facilitate philanthropy across the region. We can help you design a lasting legacy aligned with your particular passion: the arts, education, economic development, or any cause close to your heart. 

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Total Funds
$148.7 Million
In Cumulative Grants & Charitable Distributions
$123 Million
In Assets
$9.9 Million
In Cumulative Scholarships

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More Than $425,000 in Funding Allocations

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is pleased to announce more than $225,000 in funding for its Spring 2024 grant recipients, plus $100,000 each to be awarded to the Bedford County Endowments and the Somerset County Endowments. This marks the first time in CFA’s 34 years that its Board of Directors has issued such a gift to its county endowments. CFA staff and board members, along with advisory committee members, announced the gifts at two separate events this week. On Wednesday, May 15, at the Somerset Historical Center, CFA staff recognized the 14 projects from that county that received grants through the organization’s Spring 2024 grant round. The Somerset County Endowments also accepted their gift from the CFA board. “This support is being made available through a board decision to use its own funds to boost philanthropy in Bedford and Somerset counties. This is the first time ever that the board has made such a directive and constitutes remarkable commitment on its part …

Strategic Grantmaking

The Community Foundation supports hundreds of local nonprofits, awarding more than $116 million in grant awards so far. From special initiatives like the Early Childhood Education Fund to regular fall and spring grant rounds, we provide local nonprofits with resources and funding to make the greatest possible impact in our communities, today and for future generations.

the Fund for the future

The Fund for the Future was established at the Community Foundation to address the needs of our region today, tomorrow, and forever. Because it’s one of our endowments, only earnings are used to make grants. The principal is invested and designed to grow in perpetuity. That means that any gift you make will be there for future grantmaking, forever.

The Fund for the Future is also one of the funds that our Distribution Committee uses to make grants twice each year to local nonprofits. A gift to the Fund for the Future is a unique way to care for our community no matter what the future may hold.

Legacy creation

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies can work with you to create permanent funding for whatever causes you’d like to empower. We’ll walk you through every step of starting a fund or help you explore established efforts you may want to support. No matter what you choose, we will ensure that your charitable intent is always honored. We can also work with your wealth advisor to help you design a giving strategy that is tax-efficient and tailored to your needs and desires.

Our Legacy Society is our way of acknowledging your commitment to the future—today. Becoming a member is simple: Include the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies as a beneficiary of a gift from your estate and notify us of your plan.

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