Venango Area Community Foundation (VACF) was founded in 1975. Several attorneys at that time found there was a need to form a community foundation in order to provide a permanent place for community funds to grow and thus benefit the community perpetually. VACF was originally designed to serve Clarion, Forest and Venango Counties, but in 2008 each county formed their own Foundation. Today, Venango Area Community Foundation, Clarion County Community Foundation, and Forest County Foundation form Bridge Builders Community Foundations.
Our Mission is to contribute to the quality of life in Venango County and surrounding areas.
We will lead by:
Focusing on critical needs and facilitating the community’s response;
Facilitating the creation of permanent community endowments that make giving effective and personally satisfying for contributors;
and Allocating Community Foundation resources to address the needs of those we serve.
Allegheny Valley Trails Association Endowment Fund
Arts and Culture Endowment Fund
Chester A. and Beulah A. Baum Memorial Scholarships
Ruth Persons Bear and Robert H. Bear Memorial Fund