Funding Priorities

1889 Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellness of the people living in Cambria and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania.

Physical Health & Wellness

Projects in this category provide safe opportunities to engage in exercise, disease prevention and screenings, and access to all forms of healthcare.

Mental & Behavioral Health

These projects provide an array of mental and behavioral health services for all ages, including substance use prevention and treatment.

Childhood Development

Many 1889-funded projects address the social, academic, and medical needs of children in our community from birth all the way through early adulthood.

Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health are non-medical factors that influence health outcomes, including food and nutrition, housing, transportation, employment, and social needs.

Medical Education
& Training

This category includes scholarships for the next generation of medical professionals, continuing education for medical professionals, and community health education.

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.