Colcom Foundation is rooted in a philanthropic tradition that supports important causes whether or not they are embraced by popular culture. For example, the Foundation’s benefactor was among the most generous supporters of women’s reproductive freedoms long before the majority of Americans supported these rights. Colcom continues this legacy by promoting a public dialogue on ecologically sustainable immigration policy. Additionally, the Foundation supports physician aid-in-dying and individual autonomy at the end of life.
Nationally, Colcom Foundation supports efforts that address the chief cause of the Sixth Mass Extinction – human overpopulation. The Foundation’s work in southwest Pennsylvania* reflects its deep roots in the region; efforts focus on remediating environmental damage from a history of heavy industry and supporting the region’s rich cultural heritage.
*Southwest Pennsylvania includes the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.