Making an Impact

1889 Foundation has many donor-designated funds that were established with our predecessor organization, Conemaugh Health Foundation. We continue to disburse these funds as their donors intended, to support initiatives such as scholarships for students entering health care professions, arts-related causes and more.

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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

To address needs through the United Way Community Impact Process (2015)


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


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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