About Us

The Foundation enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the causes they care about.


The Westchester Community Foundation is a division of The New York Community Trust, which has been helping New Yorkers achieve results through philanthropy since 1924. We work with our donor-advisors to broaden their philanthropic horizons to support the causes and issues they care deeply about.


As Westchester's community endowment, our permanent funds allow the Foundation to respond to emerging community issues and invest in bold approaches to persistent problems.  Our donors share a passion for making our community better. Our grants programs enable us to invest in high-performing nonprofit organizations in our region who work to strengthen our community and protect its natural resources.


As a community convenor the Foundation provides leadership in addressing the changing needs of the county's residents. We work in concert with nonprofit, government, business, and faith communities to identify solutions to the county's most critical and persistent challenges. 


Our aim is for long-term results with lasting impact. We look beyond quick fixes and do not avoid the difficult. We hold a vision of a community that is better, brighter, happier, healthier, greener, kinder, more compassionate, more tolerant, and more promising for all.