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About CFA’s Volunteer Scholarship Review Committee

Fulfilling Our Scholarship Donors' Wishes About CFA's Scholarship Review Process May is graduation season, and for us, this means scholarships! We administer more than 250 scholarship funds annually for all types of students. Have you ever wondered about how these…

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CFA Announces Spring 2022 Grants

CFA Awards More Than $200K in Spring Grants This May, CFA announced $201,949 in Spring 2022 Grant awards to support nonprofits across the region, including a $5,000 grant to help local high school students repair 11 little libraries that serve…

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CFA Again Earns Recognition for Transparency

CFA Earns 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency We are proud to announce that the Community Foundation has again been recognized with a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest rank for transparency through GuideStar by Candid, a nationally established source…

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ECE Grantee Earns National Accreditation

Because of the grant from the Community Foundation, we can continue to make continuous improvement plans to keep up to date with the latest information to benefit our children and parents, helping us serve two generations at one time." Mom’s…

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Charitable Giving: Donor Advised Funds

Why Are Donor Advised Funds Catching Attention? Donors are drawn toward potential growth (and tax savings) for charitable contributions For nearly 90 years, charitably-minded individuals and families have established Donor Advised Funds to help carry out their philanthropic wishes. Employment…

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‘He Gave It His Heart And Soul”

Former Student Honors Beloved United English Teacher With little interest in English or writing, Ian Kordish-Murdick didn’t expect much from his first class of the day when he started his freshman year of high school. Longtime English teacher Richard “Ric”…

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Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Grant Awarded

  $230,000 Grant Awarded to Pitt-Bradford Green Building Project The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has awarded a $230,000 grant toward a green building project at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The $22 million project includes a new…

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EITC Participation Means a Win for Local Kids

Somerset County insurance agency provides support for 10th year in a row For the past decade, BDH/Konhaus LLC, a Meyersdale-based insurance agency, has employed Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to save on taxes and make a difference for…

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The 2022 Black History Month Contest

Black History Month Essay & Poster Contest The Tribune-Democrat, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Ron Fisher African American History Educational Fund are presenting an opportunity for area young people to celebrate Black History Month in February through…

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