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The Somerset County Community Fund
Somerset’s Gift That Gives Forever
Since its inception, the Somerset County Community Fund has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to more than 100 local nonprofits, distributing more than the original endowment. Ted Deskevich, who was instrumental in starting and growing the Somerset County Community Fund nearly says, “I like to tell people the money they have donated remains there today, and look at all of the good that has been done.”
That’s the beauty of endowment: A gift today gives forever. Only the interest generated by the fund is distributed as part of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ annual grantmaking process. A local committee reviews the requests submitted and decides how and where the money will be spent, strengthening Somerset County’s nonprofit organizations, one grant at a time.
Afterschool programs, libraries, food banks, conservation projects, playgrounds, art and cultural exhibits, summer camps, and even cats and dogs. The diversity of our community is reflected in the wide-ranging programs and special projects supported by the Somerset County Community Fund.
Support Somerset County at large, or support a specific area of interest. The choice is yours.
At the beginning of 2018, we launched the #SomersetCountyGives campaign, with the ambitious goal growing to $1 million. Our community reached that goal in 2021, but we aren’t stopping there. As the county’s needs grow and change, we want to ensure the Somerset County Community Fund is able to provide support in perpetuity.
Donors can contribute to the fund to support all local nonprofits or direct their donations to target organizations serving specific areas of interest, such as:
Children, Youth and Families: Supports the physical, mental, and social well-being of Somerset County’s children.
Cultural and Heritage: Supports arts, cultural, and historical organizations preserving the heritage of Somerset County.
Veteran’s Initiatives: To enhance the well-being and remembrance of Somerset County veterans.
Volunteer Firefighters: To support the safety, equipment, and training needs of Somerset County’s volunteer firefighters.
You can also make a gift to another Somerset County Endowments Fund:
To find out more, contact Somerset County Endowments Director Lladel Lichty (814) 525-9020 / [email protected]
The Somerset County Community Fund.
Our Community. Our Fund. Our Future.
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