ABOUT US

The Bethel Park Community Foundation (the "BPCF") is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which 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 its 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

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 the Contributor's Choice Agency Code 892191.

Stewardship of the funds is a priority for all the Foundation trustees who review and discuss every grant submitted to the Foundation. Through 2020 the Foundation awarded grants totaling over one million dollars. Some of the beneficiaries of these grants include:

2020

  • $15,000 Distributed in various scholarships to Bethel Park High School students

  • $465 Granted to the William Penn PTO to use towards a career fair

  • $250 Granted to J. Locklin for Boy Scout Eagle Project for the beautification of the Bethel Green Property

2019

  • $5,000 Granted to fund the Dean Streator Concert Series

  • $3,000 Granted to the Bethel Park High School Forensic Team Speak Out Program

  • $1,000 Granted to the South Park Theater Group

  • $500 Granted to the Bethel Park Outdoorsmen for their special needs children's day event

  • $6,032 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Department for traffic cameras

  • $320 Granted to the Bethel Park High School DECA organization for presentation blazers

  • $100 Granted to the Bethel Park Veterans Memorial

  • $10,700 Granted to assist in the funding of the new ramp for the Montour Trail

  • $250 Granted to the Bethel Park Public Library

  • $250 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Department for the Meritorious Award

  • $250 Granted to the Tri-Community South EMS 

  • $50 Granted to fund the Trolley Beautification in Bethel Park

  • $263 Granted to the Bethel Park High School FCCLA organization for baking equipment and materials

  • $10,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Historical Society to assist in the renovations of the auditorium

  • $15,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Community Center for fixtures of the new "Quiet Area" development

  • $500 Granted to fund the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Bird & Bat Houses

  • $5,200 Granted to fund the new bell located at the entrance of Bethel Park High School

  • $5,400 Granted to Tri-Community South EMS for safety apparel

  • $5,400 Granted to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Department for safety apparel

2018

  • $2,053  Granted to Bethel Park High School Stage Crew for stage monitors

  • $73 Granted to Bethel Park High School Future Career & Community Leaders for presentation jackets

  • $4,750 Granted to 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 Bethel Park Police Department 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 Bethel Park Recreation Department for July 4th activities

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

  • $350 Granted to Bethel Park Slow Pitch Association for a new concession stand

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

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

  • $12,750 Distributed in various scholarships to Bethel Park High School students
     

2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • $500 Granted to Bethel Park Veterans 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 EMS for training mannequin and tourniquets

  • $350 Granted to the Bethel Park Varsity Cross Country Team for warming tent side panels

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

  • $8,448 Facilitated a grant for the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company to purchase 330 smoke and CO detectors to be distributed free to local residents

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

  • $6,750 Distributed in various scholarships to Bethel Park High School students       

 

2016 

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

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

  • $350 Granted to the Bethel Park High School DECA organization for Educational/Marketing Project

  • $15,000 Administrated funds from The Give Back Fund to obtain, train and equip the new Bethel Park Police Department K-9

  • $10,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company for fitness equipment for the new fire station

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

  • $250 Granted to the Bethel Park Veterans Memorial

  • $250 Granted to Tri-Community South EMS

  • $500 Granted to Bethel Park Public Library

  • $2,500 Granted to the Bethel Park Police Department new K-9 vehicle transport cage for Jeez

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

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

  • $350 Granted to G. Hoffman for Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project for Reading Train at Bethel Park Public Library

  • $320 Granted to the Bethel Park Recreation Department 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 Primetime Adult Care Inc. to assist in replacing its commercial dishwasher

  • $1,895 Granted to Tri-Community South EMS for CO2 monitors and 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 co-sponsored with the Bethel Park Police Department

  • $5,000 Granted to the Bethel Park Historical Society to restore a classroom

  • $6,500 Granted to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Department for iPads for each fire engines to provide firefighters response information and structure details

  • $8,000+ Distributed in various scholarships to Bethel Park High School students

  • $500 Granted to B. Smith for Eagle Scout Project for Puppet Storage Tree for the Bethel Park Public Library   

Address:

Bethel Park Community Foundation

PO Box 811

Bethel Park, PA 15102

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