Supporting Org. Spotlight: A River Reborn

A River Reborn

This year, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds (a supporting organization of CFA) released an environmental short film, which shares the dramatic, true story of “seven deadly discharges,” and extensive efforts by the Foundation and others to address the longstanding problems, win a legal battle, and bring a lifeless local river back to life.

After airing on some public and network news stations in Pennsylvania, the full film is now available. Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds became CFA’s first supporting organization in 2004.

About CFA’s Supporting Organizations

These funds act under the Foundation’s fiscal and administrative oversight, but with their own board and mission. Here are CFA’s supporting organizations:

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project: a nonprofit environmental health organization created to assist and support Washington County residents who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by natural gas drilling activities.

The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds: a grant-making foundation that invests in efforts to protect healthy, natural streams around the state — and also to clean up pollution and repair damaged wildlife habitat.

The John P. Murtha Foundation (JPMF): established in 2011 and managed at CFA, this Foundation honors the legacy of the late Congressman John P. Murtha. This year, JPMF, Vision Together 2025, Pitt-Johnstown, and CFA launched the the inaugural class of John P. Murtha Foundation Public Service Fellows.

FracTracker Alliance: a non-profit organization that supports groups across the United States, addressing pressing extraction-related concerns with a lens toward health effects and exposure risks on communities from oil and gas development. The organization provides timely and provocative data, ground-breaking analyses, maps, and other visual tools to help advocates, researchers, and the concerned public better understand the harms posed by hydrocarbon extraction.