Ways to Support Somerset County

As a fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, the Somerset County Community Fund is equipped to accept donations in a variety of ways, making it easier than ever to connect your generosity to worth-while projects in Somerset County.


Search or browse funds on our secure online giving site to quickly and easily make a gift.

Click here to go directly to the Somerset County Community Fund.





Please call our office at (814) 525-9020, and have your credit, debit, or electronic funds transfer information ready. We will take your information over the phone, and receive your payment on the spot.


Prefer to send a check?

Open and download this information sheet with donation form and mail it with your check (if applicable) to:

Somerset County Community Fund
c/o Somerset County Endowments
P.O. Box 1105
166 East Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501



Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may also enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.

If you’re ready to make your pledge, please contact Somerset County Endowments Director Pamela Tokar-Ickes at (814) 525-9020 or [email protected], or open and download this pledge sheet and mail the completed form to the Somerset County Endowments office:

Somerset County Community Fund
c/o Somerset County Endowments
P.O. Box 1105
166 East Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Check to see if your company matches gifts.

If your company supports local nonprofits through matching gifts, The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies qualifies to receive those funds. This means your gift would be doubled, multiplying its impact.

Planned Gifts

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests.

Learn more about our Legacy Society to see how we’ll work with you or your wealth adviser to help you reaching your charitable goals.

Gifts in Memoriam / Gifts in Honor of

Honoring a family member, friend, or colleague, with a gift is a touching way to pay tribute to that loved one. Please contact Pamela Tokar-Ickes at (814) 525-9020 or [email protected] to make arrangements for setting up a fund or contributing to an area or program of interest to the person being remembered or honored.

Gifts in Kind

Alternatives to monetary gifts such as property are always appreciated. Call or email Pamela Tokar-Ickes at (814) 525-9020 / [email protected] for information on making such a donation.


Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to the Somerset County Community Fund or may be transferred through the donor’s broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to consult with a Development Officer before a transaction is made. For general questions on securities, contact Donor Services Officer Paula Hencel: (814) 209-8663 or [email protected].

IRA Rollovers

If you’re at least 70.5 years young, you can use your IRA account to support the causes you care about — without suffering the usual tax consequences of IRA withdrawal. This tax incentive is an opportunity to provide substantial funding to our region’s cultural, educational, and economic landscape. For more information, please contact Pamela Tokar-Ickes at (814) 525-9020 or [email protected].

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