With a broad interest in community health, the Foundation focuses on six priority areas: Health and Wellness;  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Workforce and Economic Opportunity; Civic Engagement and Policy Work; Early Childhood and Youth Development; and Capacity Building. For more information about our grant priorities, guidelines and process, visit Grants.

Community Resources

The Foundation also seeks to promote the health and vitality of communities by gathering and sharing information about local resources, data and emerging needs. Find connections to key partners in our  Jefferson Community Directory or visit our Community Reports page for community data.

2022 Forum

Take a moment to view our special video captured the day of the 2022 Forum by Ya Momz House, which includes commentary from our attendees who helped to make the day so memorable!

Jefferson Regional Foundation Announces New CEO

Jefferson Regional Foundation announces new CEO Trisha M. Gadson, Ph.D. appointed to lead the organization Pittsburgh, PA (August 2, 2022) – Jefferson Regional Foundation today announced the appointment of Trisha M. Gadson, Ph.D. to head the grantmaking leader as its new Chief Executive Officer. The foundation maintains assets of over $107 million and is dedicated […]

Jefferson Regional Foundation CEO Retires

CONTACT: Mary Phan-Gruber (cell) 412.496.6838 mary.phan-gruber@jeffersonrf.orgPittsburgh, PA (May 9, 2022)Jefferson Regional Foundation announced the impending retirement of its CEO, Mary Phan-Gruber, who joined it as its first executive director in 2013. A social worker whose career has been embedded in the nonprofit sector, this is the second of two Pittsburgh area health grantmaking foundations which […]

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