Blog Entries - 2018

Charitable Giving Tips

Posted on: December 17, 2018

Our friends at Flynn & Company have compiled some tips for your year-end charitable giving!


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#GivingTuesday is #GiveLakota to benefit The Lakota Schools Foundation

Posted on: November 7, 2018
The Community Foundation of West Chester Liberty and Lakota Local Schools are promoting The Lakota Schools Foundation in celebration of #GivingTuesday on November 27th, urging the community to #GiveLakota. The Lakota Schools Foundation was established at the read more …

Community Foundation grants $30K to EDGE Teen Center

Posted on: September 18, 2018
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty recently announced a $30,000 grant to EDGE Teen Center in Liberty Township to purchase a van for the EDGE Community Service Program. The grant is part of the Foundation’s focus on identifying read more …

Power of the Purse: Summer Event

Posted on: August 3, 2018
The Community Foundation's Power of the Purse Women's Giving Circle will hold their Summer Event on Tuesday evening, August 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sabin Hall in Liberty Center. The summer event is the next step in awarding the annual $10,000 Power of read more …

Lakota Schools Foundation to launch with signature beer from Grainworks Brewing Company

Posted on: June 11, 2018
Lakota Local Schools, in partnership with Grainworks Brewing Company and the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, will launch the Lakota Schools Foundation with a celebration on June 23rd and a specially-brewed Grainworks beer - Lakota Thunderbird - read more …

Lakota Athletic Participation Fee Fund

Posted on: June 6, 2018
Applications for assistance through the Lakota Athletic Participation Fee Fund for FALL sports are due Friday, July 27th. The fund is supported by a private donor, and pays half of the fee for Lakota students participating in Athletics whose families are read more …

2017 Annual Report

Posted on: April 30, 2018

The latest Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty Annual Report is hot off the press! Annual Report.pdf 

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from Philanthropy Ohio: 'Bold Moves'

Posted on: April 4, 2018
Philanthropy Ohio's quarterly newsletter Philanthropy Review recently featured the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty as part of an article entitled "Bold Moves" - read it here! ( read more …

Nominations for Lakota Educator of Excellence open through April 9th

Posted on: March 8, 2018
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, in partnership with Lakota Local Schools, is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Lakota Educator of Excellence Awards. The deadline to nominate an educator is Monday, April 9th. This award was read more …

Jag's Mise En Place Employee Scholarship Program

Posted on: March 2, 2018
Chef Michelle, chef proprietor of Jag's Steak & Seafood, has established a scholarship program for employees of the restaurant who are seeking to further their education.  Mise-en-Place, a French expression for "putting in place", is a philosophy read more …

These projects are helping to change West Chester and Liberty Twp.

Posted on: January 29, 2018
source: Journal News, 1/27/18, Eric Schwartzberg (  The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty granted more than $5 million in read more …

Bengals Head Coach, Marvin Lewis, to Headline Community Foundation’s Annual Speaker Event

Posted on: January 12, 2018
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is pleased to announce Cincinnati Bengal’s head coach, Marvin Lewis, as keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Leadership Through Philanthropy event scheduled for Thursday, April 26th at the Marriott read more …

NEW Community Grants Fund Application Process

Posted on: January 5, 2018
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is rolling out a new Community Grants Fund process for 2018 addressing funding priorities aligned with the results of the recent Community Needs Assessment - education, transportation, and workforce read more …