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CRCF Gift Tree Fund provides holiday joy

The purest embodiment of the holiday spirit is one that gives graciously not just to friends and family but also to those most in need. The Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Gift Tree Fund has radiated that spirit since its establishment in 2004 and continued to do the same again this year with two grants totaling […]

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Create ripples of good during Cattaraugus Gives

In this special blog CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit talks about Cattaraugus Gives on November 28. In just eight days the community can give back to nearly 40 nonprofits in Cattaraugus County at nygivesday.org. Mother Theresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to […]

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Help your favorite Cattaraugus Gives nonprofit win at StrOlean

While community members stroll downtown Olean November 25 in support of small businesses, they will also have the chance to support local nonprofits in preparation of Cattaraugus Gives on November 28. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will hold a contest to crown StrOlean’s favorite Cattaraugus Gives-participating nonprofit. Vote for your favorite charity of the 40 […]

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CRCF to lead county-wide giving day, Cattaraugus Gives

For 24 hours on November 28, the community will have the opportunity to support more than 35 nonprofits in Cattaraugus County during the first-ever day of giving in Cattaraugus County, Cattaraugus Gives. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will lead Cattaraugus Gives as part of the highly successful #NYGIVESDAY program, which last year raised over $11 […]

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SPCA’s Seasonal “PAWtique” Now Open

  From the SPCA in Cattaraugus County When the snow flies and Olean-area merchants decorate for this holiday season, you know it’s time to look for the SPCA store!  This year, it’s located at the Olean Center Mall, directly across from Cindy’s Craft Co-Op, and opens Saturday, November 18th.   Hours are Friday  4 – 7 […]

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Celebrate our nonprofits during Cattaraugus Gives

Communications and Fund Development Coordinator Kirk Windus discusses the upcoming Cattaraugus Gives program, which will be held this year on November 28. Windus and the rest of the CRCF staff have worked to encourage and advise other nonprofits in Cattaraugus County in participating in the 24-hour fundraising challenge. On November 28 you will have the […]

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A fundraiser to benefit the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW)

Sunday, November 19th, yoga teachers from Alfred, Wellsville, Belmont, and Angelica will lead yogis from the tri-county ACC FFW area in a 108 Sun Salutation Challenge, with all proceeds to benefit the Fund for Women.  The event will held from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Knight Club (Powell Campus Center, Alfred University). Sun Salutations are a […]

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Announcing a fundraiser to benefit the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW)

Starting November 1 through November 19, the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women will be selling holiday plants (poinsettias and cyclamen), with all proceeds to benefit the Fund for Women (plants will be available the week of Nov 27).  Holiday plants may be ordered online or through the mail, with order forms available on the ACC FFW […]

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CRCF to lead county-wide giving day, Cattaraugus Gives

On November 28, known as nationally as Giving Tuesday, donors will have a chance to support a number of nonprofits throughout Cattaraugus County and help them earn local prize money as part of the first-ever day of giving in Cattaraugus County, Cattaraugus Gives. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will lead Cattaraugus Gives as part of […]

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CRCF Community Fund grant applications due October 21

Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due October 21. “The Community Fund is an unrestricted fund that allows the foundation’s board to be responsive to the changing needs of the community,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “The grants, typically between $100 […]

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