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.
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 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.
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.
David A. Rizzo Memorial Soccer Fund
David A. Rizzo Memorial Soccer Fund The intent of this fund is to benefit soccer programs in the local area.
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.
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.
Kaza Family Adoption Fund
Kaza Family Adoption Fund The intent of this fund is to provide pre and post adoption education, support, counseling services, family forums, advocacy programs, and birth parent search services. This fund can also support local pet adoption organizations as well.
Laurel Auto Group Charity Fund for the Ann Harris Smith Foundation
Laurel Auto Group Charity Fund for the Ann Harris Smith Foundation The intent of this fund is to benefit Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Education in Cambria and Somerset 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.
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.
Sophia’s Grace Fund
Sophia’s Grace Fund The intent of this fund is to support families through the loss of an infant and to support the care of infants. Distributions are authorized for, but not limited to, the following purposes: ornaments made for care packages provided to Somerset, Bedford and Conemaugh Hospital(s) for infant and pregnancy loss, (going in the care packages that Remember My Footprints provides), purchase of blankets and hats to Somerset, Bedford and Conemaugh Hospital(s) each year for babies born, purchasing new cribs for local hospitals, purchasing other items of need for local hospitals, assistance with funeral and cremation services, headstone assistance, and counseling assistance.
Trojan College Access Fund
Trojan College Access Fund Provides scholarships to students committed to furthering their education beyond high school, thus enhancing their future. Contact your guidance counselor for more information on this scholarship.
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.