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Donations still sought for COVID-19 Response Fund, grant applications for nonprofits available
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:00 am
The COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County has raised almost $30,000 in donations, but additional donations are still being sought to meet increasing needs from nonprofits.
COVID-19 Response Fund established to provide disaster relief
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 03:00 pm
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and other area funding organizations are collaborating to lead a coordinated philanthropic response by establishing the COVID -19 Response Fund.
Deadline to apply for CRCF scholarships to remain April 1
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 03:00 pm
After careful consideration by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's board of directors and staff, CRCF's scholarship deadline will remain April 1.
ARSP Fund established to support future Allegany skate park
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 10:00 am
It has been years since the Allegany/Olean area has had a public skate park, but a group of dedicated volunteers are working to change that by leading efforts to fundraise for and construct the Allegany River Skate Park.
Jack Reading Memorial Fund to support Holiday Valley Alpine Ski Racing
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 04:00 pm
For hundreds of athletes over the years, "Grandpa Jack" Reading was a constant - an always smiling face and a calming presence - at the top of the hill.
CRCF Community Fund grant applications due April 21
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 11:00 am
Applications for grants from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Community Fund are due April 21.
SK8EVL Raises $2,500 for Skatepark in Ellicottville
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
SK8EVL raffled off a pair of skis and a snowboard during the Bad Ski Suit Party held Saturday, February 29th at Madigan's, raising $2,500 for the Ellicottville Skatepark Fund. Jeff Andreano won the Elan Ripstick 86 skis donated by Mud, Sweat n' Gears, and Ryan Peterson won the commemorative Crown Royal snowboard donated by Doug Anderson. Madigan's donated the cover charges from the Bad Ski Suit Party to SK8EVL to raise even more money for the skatepark.
F. Donald Kenney Fund provides $22k for biennial art exhibition
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:00 am
With the support of the F. Donald Kenney Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, the Tri-County Arts Council will be holding the first solo show of the Southern Tier Biennial in its new gallery space this fall.
SOUP-to-SKATE Soup Bowl Fundraiser and Soup Cookoff benefitting the Ellicottville Skatepark
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm
The Ellicottville Skatepark Committee (SK8EVL) and Finnerty's Tap Room will host SOUP-to-SKATE, a fundraising event in support of the Ellicottville Skatepark on Sunday, March 29th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Finnerty's downtown Ellicottville location.
Bysiek Memorial Fund provides $1,000 in grants in first year
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 11:00 am
The recently established Mike and Laura Bysiek Memorial Fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, made possible a total of $1,000 in grants to six organizations in the fund's inaugural year.
Ginger D. Schroder Legislative District 3 Scholarship established at CRCF
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 09:00 am
From adoption as a foster child to some of the highest courts in the United States, Ginger Schroder thanks her education for most of her life's accomplishments.
Redding Endowment Fund provides for math, character enrichment at Eastview Elementary
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 11:00 am
With support of the Redding Endowment Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, third grade classrooms at Eastview Elementary were equipped with a new series of books creatively combining math work and character education.
Skis and Snowboard Raffle to raise money for Ellicottville Skatepark; Drawing to be held during Bad Ski Suit Party
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 09:45 am
SK8EVL will give away a pair of Elan Ripstick 86 skis retailed at $599, and a commemorative Crown Royal snowboard during the Bad Ski Suit Party to be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Madigan's, 36 Washington St., downtown Ellicottville. The skis, donated by Mud Sweat n' Gears, and the snowboard, donated by Doug Anderson, will help raise money to construct a permanent concrete skatepark in Ellicottville's Village Park.
Attendees again feel the love at Mental Wellness-grant supported Swizzy's Cause Valentine's event
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 12:00 pm
In 2019, 100 individuals received a reminder to love themselves, thanks to the Love Yourself Valentines Day program at the YMCA, supported by a grant from the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund. With the support of a second grant from the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund, attendees received that same assuring reminder this year at the second annual "Love yourself - You Matter" event, led by the YMCA and ReHabiliation Center's Swizzy's Cause program.
Elisa B. Hughey Fund for the Arts established at CRCF
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:00 pm
Friends and Family of Elisa Hughey have honored her memory through the Elisa B. Hughey Scholarship for the Arts since she lost her battle with cancer in 2016.
Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women Grant Application Open
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 09:00 am
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 1 through March 15, 2020. A thorough review of applications will precede an award announcement on or around April 30, 2020.  
Ratanawongsa Scholarship available for enrichment opportunities at ALCS
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 02:00 pm
Allegany-Limestone Central School students seeking enrichment outside of the general curriculum can apply now for the Ratana Ratanawongsa Scholarship, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
Cattaraugus County Trappers Memorial Scholarship supports aspiring conservationists
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 09:00 am
The Cattaraugus County Trappers Association recently established a new scholarship at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation that will support aspiring conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts in their educational pursuits.
Students can apply for CRCF scholarships beginning February 1
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 10:00 am
Area students can begin applying for scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation on February 1.
Leadership Cattaraugus scholarship application deadline extended to January 31
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 12:35 pm
The deadline for Leadership Cattaraugus scholarship applications has been extended to January 31.
CRCF elects Shabana Chauhdry to board, re-elects five members and officers
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 11:00 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation recently elected Shabana Chauhdry to join its board of directors in 2020 and re-elected five members currently serving and its slate of officers for 2020.
CRCF makes $1.6 million in grants in 25th anniversary year
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:00 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019, staying true to its mission of "growing good" by awarding a new record total in grants - over $1.6 million for local, state and national nonprofits and charitable causes.
Mike & Laura Bysiek Memorial Fund preserves memory of loving parents
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 03:00 pm
Sisters Jean Gonska and Lorraine Diggs learned their family-first values from their loving parents, Mike and Laura Bysiek. Recently the pair decided to leave a lasting legacy in memory of their parents by establishing the Mike & Laura Bysiek Memorial Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support a number of nonprofit organizations in the community each year.
Santa Sheriff brings Christmas to area families
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 03:00 pm
Armed with carts and detailed shopping lists, 11 Cattaraugus County Sheriff deputies took to the aisles of Walmart on a special mission, to deliver Christmas to needy area families.
Anstaett Gift Tree Fund bolsters Interfaith Caregivers Gift Tree program
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:00 pm
With the help of $1,721 in support from the Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Gift Tree Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, the Interfaith Caregivers Gift Tree program will again be giving disadvantaged area families a brighter Christmas this year.
Mahar, Pappas foundation funds make holiday, annual support grants
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 12:00 pm
Both the Mahar Family Foundation Fund and the Rose Pappas Foundation Fund make grants that support causes near to the heart of their respective fund advisors, Mrs. Francis (Roberta) Mahar Jr. and Betty Pappas, including help for the community's needy around the holidays each year.
Cattaraugus Gives raises over $110,000 for area nonprofits in 24 hours
Wed, Dec 4th 2019 01:00 pm
In just 24 hours Cattaraugus Gives raised $110,996 for nonprofits in the Cattaraugus region, tripling the final results of the 2018 program.
EARS, community nonprofits receive support from Higgins Memorial Fund
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The Higgins Memorial golf Tournament Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation made possible over $5,000 in grants in 2019, including a recent $3,000 grant to Empire Animal Rescue Society in Salamanca.
Kaleigh Wilday Fund grants support infant safety, other local youth causes
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 09:00 am
In 2002, Skip and Greta Wilday decided to establish an endowment fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation that would give support youth development and enrichment in memory of their daughter, Kaleigh.
Make a difference in Cattaraugus County during Cattaraugus Gives
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 11:00 am
If you have ever thought to yourself How can I directly make my community a better place? I think one place to start is charity. Cattaraugus Gives provides you the opportunity to support 65 nonprofits, all of whom directly invest in that mission of providing a brighter tomorrow.
Village of Ellicottville, NY Awarded $300,000 Built to Play Skatepark Grant
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 11:05 am
The Ellicottville Skatepark Committee (SK8EVL) and the Village of Ellicottville have been awarded a $300,000 Built to Play Skatepark Grant to help develop a public skatepark.
Taylor Green named CRCF Database and Donor Services Manager
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 04:00 pm
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation recently named Taylor Green full-time database manager and donor services manager.
CRCF announces 2019 Cattaraugus Gives prizes
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 12:00 pm
With the help of local business sponsors and generous individuals, the 2019 Cattaraugus Gives prize package now totals almost $11,000.
Hughey Family Award for Resilience established to support OHS grads
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Ellen Hughey Reynolds credits a meaningful portion of her life's success to the education she received, in both academics and life in general, at Olean High School.
Leadership Cattaraugus accepting Class of 2020 scholarship applications
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:00 pm
Scholarship applications are available for Leadership Cattaraugus' Class of 2020 applicants through the organization's scholarship fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
Veggie Wheels program supports healthier community in fifth year
Tue, Oct 8th 2019 01:00 pm
The Veggie Wheels program entered its fifth year with a number of changes - new leadership, a new endowment fund, a new collaboration - but one important thing remained the same: the programs mission of supporting a healthier future for the disadvantaged in Cattaraugus County.
Fund established at CRCF to support Little Valley projects, beautification
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 11:00 am
The village of Little Valley has always remained close to Carol Gloff's heart despite moving away, and so she recently decided to establish the Little Valley Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to help give back to the community that raised her.
Community Fund Grant applications due to CRCF October 21
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 01:00 pm
Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due October 21. The Community Fund at CRCF provides grants to deserving projects and initiatives that support efforts to meet the changing needs of the community, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit.
CRCF to lead Cattaraugus Gives, online day of giving for third year
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 04:00 pm
Cattaraugus Gives, the Cattaraugus region's day of giving, led by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will return this year on Dec. 3 to continue its growth in raising funds and awareness for nonprofits and charitable causes in the region.
Nonprofit Networking Day to provide purposeful strategies to area nonprofits
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 09:00 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Nonprofit Networking Day will provide four different breakout sessions focused on purposeful strategies for immediate action, hosted by some of the area's top nonprofit and business professionals.