Grants - How To Apply

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is committed to improving the quality of life in the West Chester/Liberty area by providing grants to organizations serving our funding area. In order to best respond to local community needs, the Foundation has developed a variety of funding opportunities.

The following funding opportunities are currently available:

  • Community Grant Program – The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s Board of Directors reviews and awards grants quarterly. Funding is available through the Foundation’s unrestricted grant fund, as well as a variety of field of interests funds designed to honor donor’s charitable giving interests. Community Grants are distributed to non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life in the West Chester/Liberty area.
  • Youth In Philanthropy (YIP) Grants – The Foundation’s YIP programs provides grants up to $1,500 for projects and programs working to improve the quality of life for youth in West Chester/Liberty
  • Lakota Fund – The Lakota Fund provides support for innovative projects within the Lakota School District to enhance the learning and experiences of students and faculty.
  • Power of the Purse Fund - Each year the Power of the Purse membership awards up to $10,000 to a local non-profit organization.
If you are interested in submitting an application to The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty it is highly encouraged that you speak to a member of the Foundation staff prior to submitting an application.