CRCF Community Fund grant applications due April 21

Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due April 21.

“The Community Fund is an unrestricted fund that allows the foundation’s board to approve grants that help meet changing community needs,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “The grants, typically between $100 and $2,000, help nonprofit organizations fund important projects that have a significant positive effect on our region.”

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations.

CRCF’s board reviews applications based on the applying organization’s stability, the impact its work has on the community, the feasibility of the project proposed in the grant application and the role a grant from the Community Fund would play in the overall project, Ms. Buchheit noted.

CRCF makes grants from the Community Fund in November and May every year.

In November the CRCF board of directors approved two grants from the Community Fund, one to Ardent Solutions to help fund its Child Passenger Safety Seat Program and one to Kevin Guest House, to help with the organization’s purchase and renovation of a new campus for accommodating guests.

Applications are available online at cattfoundation.org under the grant seekers tab. Contact CRCF with any additional questions at 716-301-2723 or foundation@cattfoundation.org.

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online atwww.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

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