In response to the ongoing impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, a group of 15 foundations and a private Pittsburgh-area donor have announced the Arts|Equity|Reimagined Fund to help regional arts and cultural organizations weather the effects of the shutdown. “The reason the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County sees these grants as really important is that it gives small arts organizations the opportunity to reimagine how they do their work,” said Phil Koch, executive director of the Pittsburgh Foundation affiliate.
Pittsburgh Today Live's Mikey Hood checks in with The Pittsburgh Foundation, which will be holding a #OneDay giving event on Aug. 19 to support local nonprofits.
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With Census Day — April 1 — approaching fast, members of the Westmoreland County Complete Count Committee are working to reach residents. "There’s really two parts to it,” said Phil Koch, executive director of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. “One is to understand what resources they might need. The second piece is really to understand where in the community they see a hub of activity.”
A half-century of history is just the beginning for the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, according to speakers at a 50th anniversary open house held Oct. 25 at the facility. The open house provided guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the facility itself and with representatives of the organizations that currently keep offices there, including The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.
The family of Terry Ranieri, a beloved member of the Hempfield community, was honored before the Steelers game Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. His family has set up an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County that will be used to create scholarships for members of the Hempfield Area band.