With a broad interest in community health, the Foundation focuses on three priority areas: health access and prevention, child and family outcomes, and strengthening populations and communities. For more information about our grant priorities, guidelines and process, visit Grants.

Foundation Video

The Opportunities for a Changing Community video was produced by the Jefferson Regional Foundation in May 2016 to tell the story about the shared focus on community health in the Jefferson area.

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.

Foundation funds will help PA 2020 Census efforts

Story by Kate Giammarise/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Sep 04, 2019 Photo by Michelle R. Smith/Associated Press  The William Penn Foundation has awarded $1 million toward 2020 Census outreach efforts in Pennsylvania. The money is to help the Keystone Counts coalition, a nonpartisan group of organizations working across the state, to ensure a complete count in next year’s […]

A meal and conversation: South Hills ‘table talk’ leads to mini-grants to tackle big issues

RICH LORD, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette- April 19, 2019   They say that talk is cheap, but Mary Phan-Gruber is trying to turn a bunch of conversations that happened six months ago into some spending — plus more talk. Ms. Phan-Gruber, executive director of the Jefferson Regional Foundation, is the force behind October’s Around the Table South effort, which […]

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