Community Foundation of Fayette County and the Chevron Community Fund recently presented $51,225 to nonprofit organizations serving Fayette, Greene and Westmoreland Counties in its spring grant distribution.
“I see some familiar faces but I also see some new organizations represented here so I’m very happy about that,’’ said Renee Couser, CFFC executive director, welcoming everyone to the program, hosted by Fay-Penn Economic Development Council in Lemont Furnace.
“Chevron deeply appreciates everyone here for your philanthropic efforts you do in your communities,’’ remarked Brent Robinson, Policy, Government and Public Affairs Representative at Chevron, which has provided more than $740,000 to area nonprofits since 2010.
Chevron presented the following grants:
Adelphoi - $2,000 to start a Career Readiness Lab at the Adelphoi Education Albert Gallatin School.
Brownsville Area Military Honor Roll - $3,000 for its project to create and maintain a military honor roll for the community.
Community Foundation of Greene County - $5,000 for the Greene County Weekend Food Program that serves about 230 children a week.
Fayette County Cultural Trust - $2,000 for Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Training program it is starting in partnership with Seton Hill University.
Fort Ligonier Association - $1,000 to provide grants to bring Fayette County students on field trips to experience its 18th Century Military Science Program that highlights STEM aspects of this French and Indian War story.
Luzerene Township Police Department - $6,000 for its Officer Safety and Efficiency Advancement Project that includes a new taser, radio and items for the police car.
Mantle House Mission - $2,000 for its Independent Living Skills Program that serves homeless or near homeless young adults in West Newton.
State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown - $5,000 for its Summer at the State program that will present two musicals featuring local performers.
TCCH Inc./Washington Health System Foundation - $2,000 for an Emergency Department Defibrillator Upgrade.
Salvation Army in Uniontown - $3,000 for its Emergency Utility Assistance Program.
Waypoint Youth and Community Center - $3,000 for its after-school and summer program that serves middle and high school students in West Newton.
Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank - $2,000 to address diaper need for families in Fayette and Greene Counties.
CFFC presented the following grants:
Adelphoi - $2,000 for the Career Exploration Lab.
Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville - $2,000 for Drones and Makerspace for its ongoing STEM program.
City Mission – Living Stones Inc. - $1,500 for Emergency Shelter Operations in Fayette County.
Fayette County Cultural Trust - $1,000 for Connellsville’s bench, bike rack and trash can initiative.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania - $1,000 for its Fayette County Youth Empowerment that focuses on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Laurel Highlands Outdoor School - $1,000 for its annual elementary program at Jumonville.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania - $1,725 for its fall bowling season.
State Theatre Center for the Arts - $5,000 for Summer at the State program.
For further information, visit www.cffayettepa.org or call 724.437.8600. The CFFC offices are located at 5 S. Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401.