Culture Builds Community in Chester County

(WEST CHESTER, PA – January 28, 2020) – The Chester County Community foundation is proud to introduce the Cultural Alliance of Chester County (CACC). CACC will work to increase awareness and promote the creative sector as an integral part of economic and social development in the local area.

According to Stephenie Stevens, Community Engagement Officer at the Chester County Community Foundation, “the alliance is here to elevate the profile of Chester County’s arts and culture sector by strengthening the connections local organizations have to each other. We will work with the industry and the larger community to build engagement, audiences, and support.”

Photo caption (left to right): Heather Reiffer, Malcolm Johnstone, Jaime Louis, and Jane Moss pictured at first CACC arts planning program at Longwood Gardens, September 2019.

The fund aims to work with arts and culture groups to engage and attract audience members and supporters. Another strategic goal is to increase awareness and support of arts and culture groups by bringing them to the forefront of economic and social development. Networking is a key part of the initiative with opportunities for arts and culture groups, community members, and for-profit businesses to connect. These connections are vital in building a community centered on supporting arts and culture.

The Cultural Alliance just launched their new website showcasing more information on their background and goals. This webpage also serves as a resource for arts and culture patrons, providers, and supporters. It fosters an events section in partnership with Phillyfunguide to find local arts and culture events throughout the County. The website can be found here:

Users can add their own arts at culture events to the Phillyfunguide for free by visiting Click on submit an event and fill out the event details, venue information, and organization details. News organizations can visit for up-to-date events and happenings in Chester County.

For more information about the Community Foundation, its family of funds or philanthropic programs, call (610) 696-8211, or visit


About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Biography Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever.  The Community Foundation holds nearly $70 million in trust and annually awards $3.5 million in grants and scholarships.  


The Cultural Alliance of Chester County is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation. A copy of the official registration and financial information for the CCCF may be obtained by calling the PA Dept. of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll-free in PA). Registration does not imply endorsement.  EIN 23-2773822.