Let Your Legacy Make A Difference.


The Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with the causes that matter, so their philanthropy makes a difference now & forever. The Community Foundation brings together donors and beneficiaries of charitable funds to create lasting legacies that truly make a difference.

We currently manage over 400 different charitable funds in the form of family foundations, nonprofit endowments, field of interest funds, and scholarships. To learn more about our funds click here. The Community Foundation grows legacy philanthropy. For Good. Forever

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Chester County
Community Foundation

28 West Market Street
The Lincoln Building
West Chester, PA 19382

P | (610) 696-8211
F | (610) 696-8213


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Celebration of Life

The Chester County Community Foundation celebrates the life of these exceptional individuals

Robert H. Bugel
1925 – 2023
Bob was the husband of the late Lucille Bugel, and is survived by his two children, Carolyn (pictured above) and Douglas. Through charitable legacy giving, the Bugel family touches countless lives, now and forever. Click here to read more about the Bugel Family Fund.

Alice C. Thomas
1930 – 2023
Mrs. Thomas will be missed by all those she touched through her career, community involvement and leadership. Her legacy lived on through the Dr. Charles A. Thomas and Mrs. Alice C. Thomas Scholarship Fund. To make a gift in remembrance of Alice C. Thomas please click here.

Harold W. Freeman Sr.
1919 – 2023
Harold Freeman Sr. was a dedicated philanthropist who focused on Christian nonprofits that were financially stable and operationally efficient. He will be missed by his family and loved ones. His legacy lives on through the Harold W. & Jesse L. Freeman Fund. To learn more about the fund or to make a donation in remembrance of Harold, please click here.

Thank you, in advance, for helping your Community Foundation today and making a difference forever.
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Zoom in each month to watch a video about a social justice topic and engage in a live discussion. Join us in helping to envision a more equitable community where all can flourish, now and forever. 

The Cultural Alliance of Chester County (CACC) increases awareness and promotes the creative sector as an integral part of economic and social development. CACC’s mission is to to elevate the profile of Chester County’s arts & cultural sector.

The Chester County Community Foundation received accreditation by the Community Foundations National Standards Board for philanthropic excellence in March 2019. This accreditation represents the Chester County Community Foundation’s commitment to upholding federal and state law requirements of accountability to communities, policymakers, and the public.

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Juneteenth 2023

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Board Roundtable

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