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CRCF makes possible $1.1 million in grants in 2018 to support community

In 2018 funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation made possible a record $1.1 million in grants to support charitable causes and nonprofit organizations in the region and nationally. That grant total reflects significant growth in the organization, now entering its 25th year, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “While the Foundation continues to […]

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Students can apply for CRCF scholarships 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 some 60 scholarship funds. In 2018, more than 80 students together received over $170,000 in scholarship […]

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Redding Endowment Fund established at CRCF

Third graders from Mrs. Lisa Morrow’s and Mrs. Christine Gooding’s Hinsdale Central School classrooms take a break from a lesson on Japanese culture to say thank you for support from the Redding Endowment Fund at CRCF. The fund will make possible annual grants to support third grade classrooms at Hinsdale central and Eastview Elementary schools […]

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Eva M. Taggerty Memorial Scholarship established to support “Eva Strong” Portville students

The phrase “Eva Strong” may have resonated most during Eva Taggerty’s battle with cancer, but those who knew her know that she lived her entire life Eva Strong. The recently established Eva M. Taggerty Memorial Scholarship Fund will ensure that the “Eva Strong” mentality lives on by supporting area students that share Eva’s perseverance, dedication […]

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Community Fund grant supports STHCS/Mercy Flight Stop the Bleed program

Very few people outside the medical field expect to encounter a situation where they must provide life-saving trauma care – but every day unsuspecting bystanders have to do just that. A recent grant from the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation supporting the Stop the Bleed program will help ensure significantly more people […]

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Rose Pappas Foundation Fund annual holiday season grants awarded

The Rose Pappas Foundation Fund recently made possible a number of grants to support to local organizations that aid those in need. The fund supports grants that help the needy in the local community year-round, but also makes grants to organizations that provide services and aid to those in need, particularly around the holiday season. […]

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Cattaraugus Gives raises nearly $32,000 for nonprofits

In its second year Cattaraugus Gives, Cattaraugus County’s Day of Giving, raised nearly $32,000 for area nonprofits. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation again led efforts to organize nonprofits in Cattaraugus County to together raise funds to support each’s respective mission and added $5,000 in incentives. Those efforts culminated in 47 nonprofits together raising $31,958.52 in […]

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OHS Class of 1995 Scholarship Fund established at CRCF

When two members of the Olean High School Class of 1995 passed away tragically, the rest of the class was left reeling and racking their brains for a way to support their classmates’ families through the loss. Classmates Ben Liteer and Shane Richner passed away unexpectedly within a year and a half of each other […]

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Cattaraugus Gives cultivates giving spirit in Cattaraugus County

In this special blog post, CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit, shares some thoughts on the Cattaraugus Gives program and the true mission behind it. Make sure to add Cattaraugus Gives to your calendar for November 27, 2018, and get ready to support the causes that mean the most to you in our Cattaraugus County […]

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Local children’s causes receive Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund grants

Five organizations that support local children and youth will receive grants this November from the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The grants, totaling $5,000, will be made to remember Kaleigh Wilday and her birthday, November 10, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. Skip and Greta Wilday established the fund […]

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