The mission of the American-Hellenic Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (AHFWP) is to foster greater understanding of the culture, history, language and arts of Greece, past and present, by providing funds for scholarships, research and education in established or seed programs that address these aims, in worthy institutions of higher learning in Western Pennsylvania and by sponsoring academic and cultural programs and events linking all peoples in America and Greece.

The centerpiece and conduit of activities which will enable the mission of the Foundation will be a
Hellenic Cultural Center and Heritage Museum to be located in the center of Western Pennsylvania's quadrant of its four major institutes of higher learning, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University, Carlow University and Robert Morris University.

This Center will serve as a meeting place of students, visitors and all individuals interested in learning all about the Greek experience in, and contribution to Western Pennsylvania and will serve as a central resource to connect all interested individuals with every aspect of modern and historical Greece.