WCA Foundation is a 501 c3 not-for-profit supporting foundation to UPMC Chautauqua. It is independent from the hospital which means all donation to the foundation stay in Jamestown, NY as do the grants it awards the hospital.
The WCA Foundation began its first operations in 1982 with assets of $180,278.43. Diligent fiscal restraint in management of our community’s gifts has seen their growth to over $15 million in restricted and unrestricted funds, while more than $6 million in grants have been given to UPMC Chautauqua and Starflight in just the last 20 years. Today, the WCA Foundation also serves its donors with the ability to make gifts that will have immediate benefit to UPMC Chautauqua for current needs. The Foundation’s $1 million support of the new Emergency Department was just the beginning of grants of this magnitude to support UPMC Chautauqua’s health care initiatives. Annually, the endowed funds supply more than a half-million dollars in grants and educational support for UPMC Chautauqua. These grants are oriented to enhancing equipment and healthcare services for patients above and beyond the means of the hospital’s annual budget.
It is the vision of the Board of Directors to meet the changing needs of UPMC Chautauqua with even larger grants and greater flexibility. It is the earnings from unrestricted funds which have enabled the majority of the Foundation’s support of UPMC Chautauqua over its 30-year history. The WCA Foundation is making a concerted effort to increase its unrestricted assets thereby positioning itself to become an even greater financial supporter of UPMC Chautauqua – in perpetuity.
The WCA Foundation has been an outstanding partner of UPMC Chautauqua for more than 30 years. With the generous contributions and legacy gifts of people like you, the Foundation has grown, been a good steward of those gifts and been able to support the health care initiatives of UPMC Chautauqua.
Together we can do even more. Remember the WCA Foundation when you want to honor or remember a loved one, friend or health care provider. Think of us when you want to help assure the future of the finest hospital in the Chautauqua Region. With your contributions to our Undesignated Fund, or by creating and naming your own Endowment Fund, we can fulfill the capital needs of UPMC Chautauqua — together.