The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is a nonprofit public foundation that works with donors to develop funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future.
Since 1990, donors have entrusted the Foundation to represent their interest in the community and to do so in a manner that combines their philanthropy with others to make their efforts go further.
We serve donors from throughout the country who want to support charitable interests in Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset counties, as well as certain interests in Indiana County. Support is offered through grantmaking in the areas of the arts and humanities, children and youth, civic affairs, economic development, education, environmental programs, health and human services, heritage, religion, and scholarships. All of these areas help to define community. We work with larger foundations to help support fields of interest, such as the environment and environmentally sustainable business initiatives, throughout all of Western Pennsylvania.
The Somerset County Foundation for Higher Education, with support from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, administered 10 Early College Scholarships for the spring 2018 semester. Each of...more
Local high school seniors looking for scholarship opportunities to help pay for college or technical school should start their search right in their own backyard, representatives from the Community...more
To lesson the burden, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies announced Monday at Richland High School that the organization has 225 scholarships totaling $500,000 that's available to students...more
Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, this year more than 50 different kinds of trees will be placed in the West End playground, Cambria City and along the sewer line...more
When Devin Carosi, of Johnstown, lost his brother, Ryan, to violence last year, he immediately wanted to do something that would honor his brother's name and make a local impact. Established through...more
The Breathe Collaborative includes more than 25 different organizations from around the region, but the Project functions as an independent nonprofit under the auspices of the Community Foundation...more
“I love projects that connect students to community,” added Singer, who wrote the application for the $5,000 Community Foundation for the Alleghenies mini-grant that is paying for books and other...more
... do so in the past.” The Somerset Service Center has received grants from the Warm Hearts heating program through both the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the United Way. A number...more