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.
28 West Market Street
The Lincoln Building
West Chester, PA 19382
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Register today for the Board of Directors Workshop series taking place every other Monday from Sept 20 to Nov 15.
RSVP by October 15 to reserve a place in person at Uptown for the 27th Annual Meeting.
View our calendar of social justice events taking place in Chester County.
We Remember and Celebrate: Eva L. Verplanck
The Chester County Community Foundation pays tribute to the incredible accomplishments of Eva L. Verplanck, Ph.D.
Eva was a devoted supporter of the Community Foundation. As her service as a Board member and Board Chair was stellar, she was bestowed the honor of Emeritus Board Chair in 2004. Eva believed passionately in the power of philanthropy to transform lives.
Eva focused her formidable brainpower and generous heart on strengthening community leadership throughout the region. All causes—environment, arts, culture, historic preservation, health care access, education, social justice—were of great concern to her. Until her final days, Eva took calls from charity board and staff leaders, continuing to impart insightful, wise counsel to community leaders. Eva’s scientific attention to detail, her powerful skills of observation, and her deep emotional intelligence were second to none.
On September 4, 2021, at the age of 97, Eva departed this world that she so greatly impacted and inspired. Eva’s daughter Anne and son Philip were at her side.
Memorial contributions can be made by clicking here.
We Remember and Celebrate: Aaron Martin
Dr. Martin passed away at the age of 93 in August 2021. He will be remembered as an avid philanthropist, making notable donations to Franklin and Marshall College, Messiah College, Chester County Community Foundation, YMCA of Brandywine Valley, and the Kennett Library. He also funded the startup and development of many small businesses. To read his obituary please click here.
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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