Fayette County Cultural Trust - Explore Fayette County Pennsylvania

The Mission of the Fayette County Cultural Trust is to enrich the area's quality of  life by promoting our cultural, artistic, historic and natural assets and by creating partnerships to revitalize communities and further economic development.
139 West Crawford Avenue
Connellsville, Pennsylvania 15425
724 216-4518

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10 Great Places in Fayette County
10 Great Places in Fayette County Commercial. Thanks to the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau for funding this project for Fayette County. This commercial will help tie just a fraction of the things together that our county has to offer. We will be releasing this video to all the hotels in the area, as well as putting it on the world wide web to attract attention to our area. Please feel free to share this with others.

Thanks to the Allegheny Conference, Neighborhood Partnership Program, UPMC, Somerset Trust, TriState Capital, and First Energy Foundation  for a great first year in Connellsville!

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The Fayette County Cultural Trust
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13 December 2015 (Sunday)

(When signing up please make your selection from the below Dinner Menu and submit your choice with your payment)


This month the Fayette County Cultural Trust will be representing Fayette County, at a tourism summit to promote vacation planners and motor coach companies to visit Fayette County and see what we have to offer. 

We would like to thank the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau for sponsoring “Neighborhood Night” last night at 7 Springs Resort. They brought together tour bus companies from near and far to promote the Laurel Highlands as a destination. The Fayette County Cultural Trust represented Fayette County, and talked up all the great things there are to do in the county we call home. Not only was this a terrific way to get the word out about our outdoor recreation opportunities, historic areas, and towns, but was also a good networking opportunity for all the different agencies to work together.
Thanks to the Neighborhood Partnership program, we were able to buy new planters, benches, and paint for the Connellsville Community Center in our Downtown.  

The Fayette County Cultural Trust is sponsoring “Neighborhood Works” in Connellsville.  We are providing Home Buyer Education, Credit Counseling, Budget Counseling, Pre-Purchase Counseling, Pre-Settlement Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Services, Adult and Youth Financial Education, and Leadership Development.   Neighborhood Works will be setting up an office in Downtown Connellsville, working through September 2015, and the counseling service is FREE.  Neighborhood Works of Western Pennsylvania creates greater neighborhood wealth through accessible financial education, coaching and community leadership development.  For information, or to set up an appointment for any of the above informational items please call 412-281-9733.

The Community Foundation of Fayette County, in partnership with the Fayette County Cultural Trust and DeOrio Strategies Group, is announcing a new program.  
The Non-Profit Leadership Program is designed to be a low cost, intensive training course for those interested in non-profit management and board service. It will consist of a series of six workshops with the goal of creating new community leaders and strengthening the non-profit sector. The program will include detailed sessions covering leadership, board governance, strategic planning, grantwriting, non-profit marketing and financial management/ budgets. 
Classes will be taught by non-profit professionals. Total cost for the six session course is $100 per person. All sessions will be held at the Connellsville Canteen, 131 West Crawford Ave., Connellsville, PA. Dates for the workshops are as follows: March 11, 25; April 8, 22, and May 6 and 20.  Classes will begin at 5:30 pm with refreshments followed by the classes from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Classes are open to anyone with an interest in non-profits.

For more information about the Non-Profit Leadership Program, please contact Clara L. Pascoe, CFFC Executive Director, or Renee Couser, Director of Donor Relations, at 724-437-8600.  A registration form is available on the CFFC website at www.cffayettepa.org. To enroll in the program, print the form and send with your payment to:  CFFC Leadership Program, 2 West Main Street, Suite 101, Uniontown, PA  15401.

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently approved a $200,000 grant to the Washington Community Arts and Cultural Center (Wash Arts) for the formation of a Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) in Southwest Pennsylvania. Wash Arts will serve as the convener and fiduciary manager of the grant. Three arts organizations were selected to receive funding from this grant including Wash Arts-Washington, PA, Fayette County Cultural Trust-Connellsville, PA and the Monon Center- Greensboro, PA. Funds will be used to implement this project in Washington, Fayette and Greene Counties.
Thanks to the Three Rivers Community Foundation for providing us funding for our Lecture Series and Artist Incubator!

"Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF) promotes Change, not charity (Trade Mark), by funding and encouraging activism among community-based organizations in underserved areas of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  We support groups challenging attitudes, policies or institutions as they work to promote social, economic or racial justice."
Thank You to the Williams Foundation for supporting the Canteen E-Magnify Lecture Series and also our Artist Incubator at the Connellsville Canteen!

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