Field of Interest Funds
Allison Vaughn Memorial Fund
Allison Vaughn Memorial Fund The intent of this fund is to provide support to organizations that work to prevent domestic violence through comprehensive community-based services, and for scholarships to victims of domestic violence.
Amateur Athletes Training Fund
Amateur Athletes Training Fund The intent of this fund is to provide support for the training efforts of national and world class athletes in the Alleghenies.
Ann and Bob Portante Family Fund
To support nonprofit organizations that promote domestic and feral animal welfare within the Foundation's area of operation by contributing to the welfare of local animal organizations, promoting early childhood education to combat animal abuse, and promoting other forms of animal welfare as appropriate.
Ann Harris Smith Foundation Fund
Ann Harris Smith Foundation Fund To support efforts that promote ovarian cancer awareness and education in Cambria/Somerset counties.
Bedford County Veterans & Citizens for Heroes Fund
Bedford County Veterans & Citizens for Heroes Fund This fund provides support to organizations that support and care for military veterans.
Cambria – Indiana Farmer Assistance Fund
To provide funding for small farmers in Indiana and Cambria counties to support business plan development that focuses on sustainable farming models, including providing match funding for sustainable farming projects and the development of conservation best management practices.
Cambria Bar Foundation Fund
Cambria Bar Foundation Fund The intent of this fund is to support people in need of legal representation who lack resources to pay for representation and to support legal education and access to justice.
Caressa Kovalcik Memorial Fund
Caressa Kovalcik Memorial Fund The purpose of this fund shall be to provide support for children who have been adopted, live in foster care, or are being raised by a single mother or their grandparents, either through grants or non-profit organizations or scholarships to students.
Community Initiatives Fund
Community Initiatives Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide the Foundation a resource to address specified charitable purposes related to economic and community development in Cambria and Somerset counties. Additional donors to the Fund have the discretion to recommend specific purposes related to economic and community development, such as blight eradication, creation of greenspace, workforce development, capital projects, specific geographic boundaries, etc.
Cyndi’s Hope Fund, In Memory of Cyndi Frankel
Cyndi’s Hope Fund, In Memory of Cyndi Frankel The intent of this fund is to provide support for cancer patients and promote wellness education for the residents of Somerset County. It was opened by Dr. Harvey Frankel and the Hope Fund Committee.
Early Childhood Education Fund
Early Childhood Education Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide the Foundation a resource to address specified charitable purposes related to early childhood education in Cambria and Somerset counties. Additional donors to the Fund have the discretion to recommend specific purposes related to early childhood education, such as purchases of materials, scholarships, specific geographic boundaries, etc. CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can show your love for our littlest learners and build a brighter future for all of us.
Forest Hills School District Educational Endowment
Forest Hills School District Educational Endowment The intent of this fund is to provide resources for assisting the development of innovative educational programs that traditionally would not be funded through regular financial sources. Under the umbrella of the Forest Hills Education Endowment: Dr. Gerry Grant Operating Funds Dr. James McKay Athletic Field House. Contact your guidance counselor for more information on this scholarship.
Fund for the Future
Fund for the Future This is one of the funds that our Distribution Committee uses to make grants twice each year to local nonprofit applicants. The requests from these applications always far exceed the amount that is available to our Distribution Committee for grantmaking. A contribution to our Fund for the Future is a gift to the many local nonprofits who apply for grants to help support a wide array of beneficial programs and projects.
Goldblatt Family Fund
Goldblatt Family Fund To provide the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies a resource to address economic and business-development strategies to include recreation housing and other social-fabric elements that will help bring the community out of its distressed status.
Irene Panci Gladstone Trust Fund
Irene Panci Gladstone Trust Fund The purpose of this fund is to be used for scholarship support as determined by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.
James and Shirley Wagner Charitable Fund
To support charitable efforts in the Greater Johnstown region.
Josephine, Vitalina and Fiorindo Scipione Endowment Fund
Josephine, Vitalina and Fiorindo Scipione Endowment Fund This fund supports worthy projects of nonprofit organizations in the Portage region as determined by Portage Regional Endowment Committee.
Juniper Foundation for Business Development and the Trades
Juniper Foundation for Business Development and the Trades This fund addresses specified charitable purposes related to workforce and entrepreneurship development in support of endeavors aimed to advance, expand, or establish skilled trades businesses and employees in Bedford, Cambria, Somerset, and Indiana counties.
Morley’s Dog Fund for Kids
Morley’s Dog Fund for Kids The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to mentally and physically handicapped children up to age 18.
Mouse and Robin Grass Arts Fund
To provide support for the arts in Bedford County with a yearly distribution according to the following criteria: A. 10% to support the existing Mouse and Robin Grass Scholarship Award Fund. B. 10% to be equally split between the five Bedford County school districts for arts programming. The grant funding will be made available to art teachers for them to use within their classrooms or for further education or art experiences for their students. C. 80% to enhance nonprofit art projects and art programs in Bedford County.
Myrrel Overdorff Memorial Beautification Fund
Myrrel Overdorff Memorial Beautification Fund The intent of this fund is a donor advised fund.
NAMI Mental Illness Support Fund
NAMI Mental Illness Support Fund The intent of this fund is to carry on NAMI’s mission to provide those affected by mental illness access to services, treatment, and research for their care and to promote community awareness through education.
New Florence Community Library
New Florence Community Library The intent of this fund is to aid the Board of Directors in its quest to provide for the library.
Penelec Sustainable Energy Development Fund
Penelec Sustainable Energy Development Fund The intent of this fund is to promote the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies, energy conservation and efficiency, sustainable energy businesses, and projects which improve the environment in the area served by Penelec’s service territory.
Robert Waters Economic Development Fund
Robert Waters Economic Development Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide groups and organizations with support in conjunction with economic development.
The Brad Clemenson Fund
To provide financial support for trails, bicycle or pedestrian infrastructure, and parks in Cambria and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, or on the September 11th National Memorial Trail or Main Line Canal Greenway in Pennsylvania. Such financial support may be used for these purposes: Development of new, expanded or improved and/or trails or parks; Maintenance of existing trails or parks; Support of staff who oversee, operate and/or maintain trails or parks.
Trojan College Access Fund
Trojan College Access Fund Provides scholarships to students committed to furthering their education beyond high school, thus enhancing their future.
UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital Employee Emergency Fund
UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital Employee Emergency Fund The intent of this fund is to provide short-term assistance to UPMC Bedford Memorial employees and their immediate families when uncontrollable events lead to extraordinary financial stress.
West End Improvement Group Fund
West End Improvement Group Fund The intent of this fund is to provide beautification and community involvement of the two aforementioned sections of the West End.
Windber Borough Beautification Fund
Windber Borough Beautification Fund The intent of this fund is a challenge fund to which citizens, business, and professional persons can contribute to projects not possible with local tax resources and which would enhance the attractiveness and comfort of the borough for it’s citizens and visitors. Established in 2007, the fund goal is $50,000.00.