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.

‘Around the Table South’ designed to increase community engagement

MARGARET SMYKLA OCT 11, 2018 10:20 AM     While attending a national conference in Miami earlier this year, Mary Phan-Gruber learned about a Chicago-based initiative in which residents build connections, share ideas on strengthening their communities and inspire positive efforts through a series of mealtime conversations over a one-week period.   Polls conducted after […]


$1 million grant to Jefferson Hospital will address social determinants of health in ER visits

KATE GIAMMARISE Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 12, 2018 | 12:51 PM Homelessness. Addiction. Not having enough food to eat. A $1 million grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation to Allegheny Health Network’s Jefferson Hospital will help address these and other “social determinants of health” for patients who visit the hospital’s emergency department. Hospital, foundation and AHN officials […]

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