Grant Seekers

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation currently manages more than $23 million in assets for more than 170 different funds, including endowed, non-endowed, scholarship and agency funds. Since its inception in 1994 the Foundation has helped to distribute more than $5.6 million in grants and scholarships. We also encourage responsive grantmaking from our funds to provide needed support to essential community causes.

Each fund’s purpose and grant-making guidelines are established by the donor(s).  For information on each specific fund see our Funds page.

Fund Types

  • Donor Advised – Donor recommends grants to qualifying charitable organizations.
  • Donor Designated – Benefits one or more specific charitable organizations named by donor.
  • Field of interest – Benefits broad charitable purposes such as arts, education or human services.
  • Scholarship – Awarded based on criteria established by donor.
  • Unrestricted – Grants can be made to respond to current and changing community needs.
  • Agency – All or part of a nonprofit’s endowment to be managed by the foundation for the sole benefit of that organization

The Foundation also manages the Community Fund, which awards grants on a competitive basis to projects that respond to the community's changing needs. 

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