About The Union City Community Foundation

The Union City Community Foundation assists a diverse group of donors in improving the quality of life in and around Union City, Pennsylvania. The assets in The Foundation’s endowments are currently worth more than $4 million. Grants are made to deserving Union City area charities from the income generated by these endowments.

Oversight of The Foundation is the responsibility of a 16-member board of trustees made up of members of the Union City community. By law, The Foundation may make grants only to incorporated nonprofit organizations having charitable purposes. The trustees encourage Union City agencies that meet these requirements to submit applications for worthy projects.

LaRue Ottaway Endowment

Old photo of LaRue Ottaway.

LaRue Ottaway (in middle)

One of the largest endowments of The Union City Community Foundation was established by LaRue Ottaway, who worked for the former Union City Chair Company. Mr. Ottaway originally made his gift to the Union City Hospital, known today as the Saint Vincent Out Patient Center. The fund, now called the Ottaway/Saint Vincent Health Center Fund is used to support the Saint Vincent Out Patient Center along with initiatives in and around the Union City area. This fund alone is now valued at more than $1 million.

Other Local Funds

The Union City Community Foundation also manages and distributes the income from a number of other funds that work to improve the quality of life in the Union City area.

Click the button below to view the full list of funds and to make a donation.