Aug 31

10 Reasons to Register for the Virtual Board Trustee Institute

The 2020 Board Trustee Institute will be virtual! CLICK HERE to register or to learn more about the program. Grab a drink and join the Community Foundation on Zoom for our FREE Food for Thought: Board Trustee Edition series, tailored specifically for nonprofit board members. This series will explore topics geared towards helping nonprofits grow and thrive during these troubling times. Sessions are taking place Tuesdays at 4pm from September 22 – October 27. Here are 10 reasons you should register to join us! 10. Learn best practices for board members from the comfort of your home. 9. Learn how… Read More »

Aug 21

“FOOD FOR THOUGHT” BOARD TRUSTEE EDITION GOES DIGITAL THIS SEPTEMBER “Back to School” for nonprofit board and staff on Zoom

(West Chester, PA – August 21, 2020): This fall, the Chester County Community Foundation is proud to invite nonprofit board and staff members “Back to School” to join Food For Thought: Board Trustee Edition. The program, formerly held in person and known as the Board Trustee Institute, will take place weekly on Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00 pm from September 15th – October 22nd. Developing an effective board is essential for the success of any nonprofit organization. It is vital to cultivate board members’ understanding of all aspects of nonprofit leadership. By doing this, board members can direct their nonprofit to… Read More »

Jul 28


(West Chester, PA – July 28, 2020): The Chester County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 – 2021 Peer Learning Circles.  The Circles are designed for individuals in the Nonprofit Executive Director, Nonprofit Development Manager, and Planned Giving Professional Fields. A skilled facilitator with extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector will manage the process and discussion for each Peer Learning Circle. Groups are confidential, supportive and focused on learning and action. Executive Directors and Development Managers will meet for 8 prescheduled 1.5 hour sessions between October 2020 & June 2020 and Connie Carter, CFRE of Sylvia/Carter and… Read More »

Jun 30


Funders Work Together to Fund the Neediest Nonprofits and Strengthen Local Communities (WEST CHESTER, PA – June 30, 2020) – Funders in Chester County have joined forces to provide much needed coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid response funds to organizations serving the community. To date, Chester County based funders have awarded over $1.5 million in immediate grants to Chester County based nonprofit organizations.  Responding to the increased demand for funding from essential nonprofits, local foundations raised funding from their charitable partners and designated internal funds to fill these critical needs. Grant funding has been directed to nonprofits who have responded to Chester… Read More »

Jun 25

Ruch Family Foundation Awards Richard R. Ruch Scholarship to Deserving College Student

West Chester, PA – June 25, 2020: Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) is pleased to hold in trust the inaugural Richard R. Ruch scholarship awarded by the Ruch Family Foundation. In memory of Randy Ruch’s late son, Richard, a $5000 scholarship per year for up to 4 years will now be awarded to deserving children of and/or employees of Schuylkill Valley Sports (SVS). The Richard R. Ruch inaugural scholarship recipient is Bethany Stern, an incoming junior at Penn State Berks, majoring in business management and marketing with an emphasis on finance. Not only is Bethany’s father the district manager of… Read More »