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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We mourn the loss of David M. Frees, Jr.

David Frees Jr. (left) and Don Coppedge (right)

David Frees, Jr. (left) and Don Coppedge (right)

David M. Frees, Jr., age 79, husband of the late Mary Jane (Faddis) Frees, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in the Paoli Hospital. David was an original board member of the Chester County Community Foundation and will be deeply missed for his friendship and philanthropy. 


Premieres: October 26, 2020 at 12:15pm


Grab a drink and join the Community Foundation on Zoom for our FREE Food for Thought: Board Trustee Edition series, tailored specifically for nonprofit senior staff and board members.


Join the Community Foundation for our FREE Food for Thought series, tailored specifically for nonprofit board and senior staff members. Grab a drink and log on Zoom for a session on rethinking volunteerism in the time of COVID-19.


Recognizing the importance of the nonprofit sector to the high quality of life throughout Chester County, the Chester County Commissioners have allocated $3.5 million to help nonprofits recover with innovation and resiliency.


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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Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU Named Emeritus Board Member of Community Foundation

October 14, 2020

Photo caption: Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU (West Chester, PA – October 14, 2020)… Read More »

Community Foundation Announces Anthony Morris, Esq. as 2020 Door Opener Award Winner

October 13, 2020

Photo caption: Anthony Morris, Esq. (West Chester, PA – October 13, 2020): Each year the… Read More »


what's happening
Oct 26

VIRTUAL 26th Annual Meeting

Date: October 26, 2020 Time: 12:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Nov 13

Peer Learning Circles- Executive Directors

Date: November 13, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Nov 13

Peer Learning Circles- Development Managers

Date: November 13, 2020 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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