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

Contact Info

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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We Are Hiring!

Gift Planning & Stewardship Director / Relationship Manager – Philanthropy Services 

Responsible for:

  • Cultivation & gift planning with major donors & their professional advisors, helping them create new endowed charitable legacy funds
  • Meeting with estate planning attorneys, accountants and wealth managers, to update on charitable legacy funds & community philanthropy
  • Supporting the Community Foundation’s Fund Portfolio Managers as they steward relationships with current fund advisors

Please apply via www.indeed.com.

We Remember and Celebrate: Penelope “Penny” Wilson

The Chester County Community Foundation remembers and celebrates the incredible life of Penny Wilson. On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, Penny departed this world that she so greatly impacted.

Penny was a philanthropist passionate about education, art, history, horses, conservation, and architecture. She was a beloved Jordan Award winner of the Community Foundation. Her 97 years were filled with family, generosity, enthusiasm and delight. She will be greatly missed.

Join the Cultural Alliance of Chester County for the Art of Reopening series and learn best practices for reopening your nonprofit. This program is tailored for arts, culture, and heritage organizations but all nonprofits are welcome to attend. Sessions will be taking place at noon on Zoom April 8 and 22. CLICK HERE to register for free. 

Join us on Zoom to view TED Talks and engage in lively discussion.
Envision a more equitable community where all can flourish. 

Register today for a community conversation!

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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Apr 22

Art of Reopening

Date: April 22, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
May 14

Peer Learning Circles- Executive Directors

Date: May 14, 2021 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Peer Learning Circles- Development Managers

Date: May 14, 2021 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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