Making an Impact

1889 Foundation provides grants and community leadership for transformative work that improves the health of people and communities in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

In line with the World Health Organization, “health” is defined broadly as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” We also endorse the paradigm of “population health” which recognizes that health is strongly influenced by the conditions within which people live. Beyond improving health, 1889 Foundation sees our purpose as “improving lives.”

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Grants Process

1889 Foundation provides grants and community leadership for transformative programs and initiatives that improves the overall health and wellness of people and communities in Cambria and Somerset Counties. Please review our grants process and grants guidelines to determine eligibility for funding.

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In the Community

1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health

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Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance

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United Way of the Laurel Highlands

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$3 million

$18 million total invested in our community since 2015

$315,000

In COVID relief, together with UWLH (2021-2022)

$106,700

In medical education funding (2021-2022)

Can We Talk?
Getting Real About the End of Life

Dying well is part of living well.
Learn more about the POLST form, and how to have difficult conversations about the end of life — your own or a loved one’s
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