The Pittsburgh Foundation

Cranberry Legacy Fund

Established: 12/21/2009

In 1975, the Cranberry Township Rotary made starting a Community Chest its main project for the year. A community chest is a fundraising organization that gives funds to charitable activities among the people in a particular area or community. Frank Petrone, former president of the Cranberry Township Rotary, played an important role in bring the Cranberry Township Community Chest (CTCC) to life and later served as a Community Chest board member.

The Community Chest's first slogan was "Watch the tree Grow" and a tree-shaped campaign sign was planted off Route 19 at Crider's Corner. Petrone's dedication to the Community Chest continued to grow, and his guidance influenced the Cranberry community as it became a great place for residents to call home.

The CTCC used some of its resources to establish the Cranberry Legacy Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation in 2009 to ensure that the Cranberry community will continue to grow and improve for years to come.

Today, the CTCC focuses on encouraging residents and businesses to support, volunteer and join non-profit groups in the area by connecting them to these groups, creating sustainability for Cranberry for long term community health, and helping raise money for the non-profit and civic groups that provide community programs & projects.

Type of Fund

  • Advised