Alfred Station, NY, February 15, 2018 – Announcing the open period for grant applications through the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW). Grant applications, for individual grants, are being accepted February 15th through April 15th, 2018. A thorough review of applications will precede an award announcement on April 30th 2018.
Grants are awarded based on demonstration of need and applicant explanation on how the money will be used toward continued betterment. The amount awarded may vary from year-to-year, based on number of applications and funds available, but will not be less than $200 per grant.
The vision of the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women is to be a resource that will provide financial assistance and open doors for women who seek continued betterment. The Fund for Women exists to invest in the lives of women in our communities in order to promote sustained self-sufficiency. The goals of the Fund for Women are:
- To establish an endowed fund that will support the vision and mission of ACC FFW.
- To award individual and agency grants, on an annual basis, in direct proportion to our endowment, through a thorough review of applications.
- To promote philanthropy by and for women.
About ACC FFW:
The ACC FFW was established in 2017 to combat poverty in the tri-county area by providing women the opportunity to seek financial assistance for long-term self-improvement, and by promoting philanthropy by and for women. The ACC FFW is a component fund of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to this fund are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.