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CRCF Community Fund grant applications due April 21

Thu, Feb 23rd 2023 02:00 pm

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s Community Fund grant application process is open, with grant applications due April 21.

The Community Fund makes possible two rounds of annual funding, one in May and one in November, for unrestricted grants intended to support nonprofit projects and initiatives that respond to the changing needs of the community.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations or a government entity or school district.

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, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit.

The online grant application is available at cattfoundation.org/grant-seekers/grant-opportunities/.  

Grant requests should not exceed $2,500. Applicants will be able to complete the grant application entirely online through the Foundation’s online grant application system.

The Community Fund has supported over $197,000 in grants since the fund was established to causes that meet immediate community needs and enhance the lives of Cattaraugus County residents by supporting their health and wellbeing.

Technical questions and questions about the grant application process can be directed to CRCF’s grants and donor services manager, Monica Emery, at 716-301-2723 or [email protected].

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF 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).