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.

Adviser from Forbes Funds assists Pittsburgh region nonprofits

Forbes Funds first executive-in-residence guides nonprofits looking for direction (By Joyce Gannon / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) The Great Recession sent more people to food pantries and forced many who had never before known economic hardship to seek assistance in the form of second-hand winter coats or help paying their utility bills. To meet the surge in […]

New KaBOOM! playground constructed in Whitehall

(by Harry Funk / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) When she heard the numbers, Eilah Brown broke into a broad smile. “Are you serious?” she asked. Jim Guffey, executive director of South Hills Interfaith Ministries, reassured her that 350 volunteers were, indeed, there Saturday to help build a new playground at Whitehall Borough’s Wallace Park. Ms. Brown is […]

Investing in the Health & Vitality of Jefferson Hospital Communities