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New, Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement Grants

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Donors

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width="1/1"][cmsms_text] Thank you to everyone who stepped up to help our community in a time of crisis by donating to the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. A total of 76 individual donors gave to the fund, in amounts ranging from…

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Supporting Local Nonprofits

Spring 2020 Grant Awards Announced On Tuesday, we announced more than $180,000 in grants from our annual Spring Grant distribution. A total of 59 nonprofits in Bedford, Somerset, and Cambria counties will receive help doing the good work they do…

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Johnstown Pay It Forward – People Helping People Fund

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Loan Assistance for Fire Companies

“As the effects of the coronavirus and the necessary government response ripple their way through our state, it should be no surprise that our volunteer fire departments are feeling the pain.” Wolf Administration Extends Volunteer Loan Assistance Program Maturity Dates,…

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Grantee FAQs

Angie Berzonski, our Associate Director, manages grantmaking programs for CFA. Over the past month, that’s involved a lot of work focused around helping nonprofits make it through the effects of the pandemic and also helping them address urgent community needs.…

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Grants Awarded

Grants from the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund were distributed on a rolling basis as CFA worked to address the immediate, short-term, and long-term needs that arose from the pandemic. The fund was launched with $100,000 from CFA and $100,000 from…

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Running for a Reason

Two local clubs for avid runners—the Johnstown Running Club and White Chocolate Running—are teaming up to raise money for the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies' new emergency fund. Runners who are participating in White Chocolate’s virtual 5K, available through both…

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Potential Tax Benefits for Donors

How the Stimulus Legislation May Help Donors The recently passed federal stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, includes provisions for charitable giving, including an "above the line” charitable deduction of up to $300, which will…

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