Established in 2015, the GWACC Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit community based philanthropic organization. Its primary purpose is to provide an ongoing and centralized source of additional funds and resource to assist the GWACC members and provide funds for local college scholarships and non-profit organizations.
The mission of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote business opportunities, economic development and community growth. The Foundation supports the towns of Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. The GWACC is incorporated to achieve these objectives: Promoting business and community growth and development by supporting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all business within the trade area; promoting programs of civic, social, and cultural nature, which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community.