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Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund grant applications due October 1

Fri, Aug 16th 2019 02:00 pm

Applications for 2019 grants from the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will be due October 1.

“This fund serves a very important role in our community,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “There is a need for programs that serve those who are struggling with their mental health and are too often forgotten. This fund supports those programs to make our community an all-around healthier place.”

Grants are limited to 501(c) (3) organizations or programs operated by a licensed mental health practitioner or agency.

This year up to $3,000 is available from the fund to promote mental wellness in the county.

The grant application can be accessed at cattfoundation.org/grant-seekers/grant-opportunities/.

The first grant from the Mental Wellness Fund, made last year, supported a special Valentine’s Day party at the Olean YMCA through Swizzy’s Cause, to provide a joyful and caring environment to program participants and community members who may have a particularly difficult day during that holiday. 

Agencies with questions about the grant application process are encouraged to contact CRCF at 716-301-2723 or [email protected]

Former members of the dissolved Mental Health Association of Cattaraugus County established the fund to financially support programs and activities that promote mental wellness in Cattaraugus County.

Donations can be made to the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at 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 [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).