Community Chest/Definition

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Community Chest [r]: A workplace federated funding institution in which worker and company contributions are combined and distributed to nonprofit charities. The first local Community Chest was founded in 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. There were 39 local Community Chests by 1919, 353 by 1929 and more than 1000 in 1948. In 1963, the name United Way was adopted nationally, although a few local Community Chests remain.