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Bethel Park Community Foundation

PO Box 811

Bethel Park, PA 15102

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ABOUT US

The Bethel Park Community Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that embraces a philosophy of local philanthropy. Tax-deductible contributions made to the BPCF are applied to fund local life- quality initiatives as determined through our grant application process. Our scope embraces donors from all economic levels, from both within and beyond the boundaries of the Bethel Park community. Established in accordance with these parameters and staffed exclusively by volunteers, the BPCF elected to concentrate our activities in the following five principal areas of enrichment:

Community facilities, Opportunities in education for citizens of all ages, Expanded recreational and leisure time activities, Increase exposure to the fine and performing arts, and Community Health and Safety.

 

What began as an idealistic hope in 1994, has evolved into an active Foundation that continues to touch the lives of nearly every Bethel Park resident and visitor. None of this would be possible without the generous support of the Bethel Park Community.

Donating to the Foundation You may designate the BPCF as the recipient of your United Way donation by entering your Contributor's Choice Agency Code as: #892191

Stewardship of the funds is a priority for all the Foundation trustees who review and discuss every grant that comes before the Foundation. Through 2017 the Foundation awarded grants totaling over $820,000. Some of the beneficiaries of these grants include:

2018

• $2,053  Granted to BP High School Stage Drew for Stage Monitors

• $73 Grant to BPHS Future Career & Community Leaders for presentation jackets

• $4,750 Granted the School Nurses Association for SETT -School Emergency Triage & Training Program

• $12,000 Assisted with funding for traffic cameras for Bethel Park Police Department

• $904 Granted to Memorial Elementary School for new music stands

• $1,340 Assisted with funding for training equipment for BPPD K-9 “Jeez”

• $7,200 Granted to BPTV for new studio lights for local cable programs

• $25,000 Granted to the Blackhawk Family Relief Fund for mold remediation products

• $2,500 Granted to BP Recreation Department for July 4th activities

• $4,500 Granted to fund the 2018 Sean Streator Tower Concert Series

• $350 Granted to BP Slow Pitch Association for new concession stand

• $350 Granted to A. Lepri for Boy Scout Eagle Project – shelters on Montour Trail

• $225 Granted to E. Albenze for Girl Scout Gold Award for Recycle Awareness Project

• $12,750 Distributed in Scholarships to Bethel Park High School Students
 

2017

• $200 Granted awarded  for a Girl Scout Silver Award Project Friendship Bench at William Penn School

• $10,000 Granted to Bethel Park Historical Society to restore a classroom

• $3,500 Granted to fund the 2017 Dean Streator Tower Series

• $2,950 Granted to update the Simon’s Park Volleyball Court

• $350 Granted to the Bethel Park Police for K-9 Training

• $15,000 Assisted with funding for traffic cameras for Bethel Park Police Department

• $500 Granted to Bethel Park Veteran’s Memorial for landscaping improvements

• $1,000  Facilitated a Grant to the Bethel Park Community Center for Community Day activities

• $500 Granted to Bethel Park Public Library for the Growing A Better World program

• $357 Granted to the Bethel Park Trolley Beautification Project

• $4,000 Granted to Tri Community South E.M.S. for training mannequin & tourniquets

• $350 Granted to the Bethel Park Varsity Cross Country Team for Side Panels for the Warming Tent

• $350 Granted to the Bethel Park High School DECA club for an education grant

• $8,448 Facilitated a Grant for the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company to purchase 330 smoke & CO Detectors to be

distributed to local residents at no charge

• $350 Granted to the Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh for sheet music and performance  assistance

• $6,750 Distributed in Scholarships to Bethel Park High School Students       

 

2016 

• $1,000 Granted to The Bethel Park Public Library for Pop Up Library Project

• $350 Granted to J. Campion, Eagle Scout Project – Landscaping Improvement Project

• $350 Granted to the Bethel Park High School DECA Club– Educational /Marketing Project

• $15,000 Administrated funds from The Give Back Fund  to Obtain, Train & Equip the New BP Police K-9

• $10,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company for Fitness Equipment for New Fire Station

• $350 Granted to Pathfinder School for Special Needs Fair & Expo

• $250 Granted to the Bethel Park Veteran Memorial

• $250 Granted to Tri Community Emergency Medical Service

• $500 Granted to the Bethe Park Public Library

• $2,500 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Dept. New K-9 Vehicle Transport Cage for Jeez

• $2,850 Granted to fund the 2016 Dean Streator Tower Concert Series

• $300 Granted to the Bethel Park Recreation Department –Rev Up for the Kids

• $350 Granted to G. Hoffman,  Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project – Reading Train at BP Public  Library

• $320 Granted to the Bethel Park Recreation Dept. for picnic tables at the Farmer’s Market

• $2,100 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Department K-9 Encounter Training

• $4,000 Granted to the Prime time Adult Care Inc. to assist in replacing their commercial dishwasher

• $1,895 Granted to Tri Community South E.M.S. for CO2 Monitors & special pediatric equipment

• $1,500 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Department for physical interaction training 

• $ 350 Granted to Bethel Park Soft Pitch Softball for field equipment

• $350 Granted to The Harmony Singers for sheet music and performance assistance

• $3,841 Granted to a Halloween Flashing Safety Light project cosponsored with the BP Police Dept.

• $5,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Historical Society for a class renovation at Park Ave School

• $6,500 Granted to the Bethel Park Vol. Fire Co. for iPads for each Fire Engines to provide firefighters response information and structure details

• $500 Granted to B. Smith, Eagle Scout Project – Puppet Storage Tree for the BP Public Library                                                  

 

Also, The BPCF annually distributed over $8,600 in scholarships.