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CRCF grant gives $22 thousand for biennial, artist support

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council recently received a $22,207 grant from the F. Donald Kenney Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to again support the Southern Tier Biennial Art show. The endowment fund was established through Mr. Kenney’s estate to support the biennial art exhibition in perpetuity. A graduate of Olean High School, Holy […]

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Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women Grant Application Open

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 […]

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Tips for a great scholarship application

As we kick off scholarship season at CRCF, our scholarship program manager, Ryan Michelle Wilcox, offers some tips for applying. With more than 10 years of experience, she is an expert. Heed her advice, and make sure you have the best application possible! The scholarship portal opens February 1 at cattfoundation.org/scholarships. Is it really scholarship […]

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CRCF scholarship applications accepted beginning February 1

Area students can begin applying for scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation on February 1. Students can apply using the online scholarship portal at cattfoundation.org/scholarships. Filling out one common application allows students to apply for awards from more than 50 scholarship funds. In 2017, 74 students together received nearly $130,000 in scholarship awards—the […]

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2017, a record year in Growing Good

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation experienced a year of record growth in 2017. In a record-setting 2017, the Foundation made 551 grants totaling $1,086,529, its highest ever total and nearly a $200,000 increase from 2016. The number of annual grants has steadily increased, almost tripling since 2011. Some of 2017’s largest grants include: $178,341 to […]

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CRCF elects five board members

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation recently elected five board members, four of whom formerly served on the board and bring back a high level of expertise to the organization. Dr. Naheed Hilal, Audra Stevens, Ward “Skip” Wilday, Dennis Pezzimenti and Andrew Caya were all elected to the Foundation’s 2018 board of directors. Dr. Hilal, Stevens […]

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Leadership Cattaraugus establishes scholarship fund at CRCF

More of Cattaraugus County’s future leaders will have access to the training and experiential education program Leadership Cattaraugus thanks to a new scholarship fund established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors established the Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund at CRCF to make participation in the program more affordable for worthy […]

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Mahar Family Foundation supports 14 charitable organizations

Fourteen charitable organizations recently received grants from the Mahar Family Foundation Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Roberta Mahar and her late husband, Francis Mahar, established the fund in memory of Francis, Margaret and Daniel Mahar. Fund advisor Roberta Mahar recommends grants to philanthropic organizations and programs supporting those in need each year. Grants […]

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CRCF funds support families and nonprofits during holidays

The Santa Sheriff Fund and Rose Pappas Foundation Fund each made grants to support area families and nonprofits during the holidays. The Santa Sheriff Fund allows volunteers in the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department to purchase and distribute toys to disadvantaged families across the county. Two Cattaraugus County employees established the program in 2004 in response […]

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Community Fund grants support area nonprofit projects, sustainability

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved four grants from the Community Fund to support special projects and initiatives at area nonprofits, including the Allegany Public Library, Olean Business Development Corporation, YMCA of the Twin Tiers and Healthy Community Alliance. A $1,000 grant to the Allegany Public Library will help the library […]

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