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Blooms of Hope – Somerset County

In the bleak midwinter there is a ray of sunshine-the Somerset County annual Blooms of Hope daffodil fundraiser. This year marks the 10th annual Blooms of Hope campaign in which residents can purchase potted daffodil plants, cut daffodils or give…

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2023 Early Childhood Education Grant Opportunity

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE ALLEGHENIES ANNOUNCES 2023 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GRANT OPPORTUNITY The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies announced today that the Early Childhood Education Fund Grant Round for 2023 will open on February 3 with the deadline for applications…

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Bette Slayton, New Board Member

Bette Slayton, New Board Member Passionate, tenacious, and energetic–three words that can best be used to define Bette Slayton, the president and CEO of the Bedford County Development Association (BCDA). The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) announced that Bette…

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Honoring Sally’s Legacy

Honoring Sally's Legacy New Legacy Fund at CFA Supports Efforts that Brighten Lives Like time signatures in the hymns she loved, Sara “Sally” Goughnour built a meaningful life around rhythms—traditions that made even the smallest moments precious to all who…

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Alex Bear Fund

Alex Bear Fund Helping Families Deal With GriefWhat should have been a joyful appointment turned into a nightmare for Alexis and Josh Capouellez.The 20-week ultrasound would tell them the gender of the child they were expecting. Joy was replaced by…

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CFA Awards Fall 2022 Grants

CFA Awards Fall 2022 Grants The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) has announced $314,935 in Fall 2022 grant awards for 90 nonprofit organizations that serve Bedford, Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset counties. This grant round is one of the Foundation’s…

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New Scholarship Fund Honors Local Woman’s Impact

Judi and Buddha James Judi Eckenrode Judi and Cowher Looking Out For Animals Local woman honored through new CFA scholarship fund While suffering from chronic illnesses for most of her adult life, Judi Eckenrode lived with kindness and grace. Though…

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Scholarship Season Launches With Our New EASY APPLY

Scholarship Season Opens Try our new EASY APPLY Scholarship Application Scholarship season has officially begun!This year, students can apply for scholarships beginning Oct. 1, with most applications due by Feb. 28. With more than 300 scholarship funds available, our donors…

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