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CRCF accepting Mental Wellness Fund, Wagner Family Fund grant applications

Mon, Jul 24th 2023 12:00 pm

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund and Wagner Family Fund.

Applications for the Mental Wellness Fund will be due September 1. Applications for the Wagner Family Fund will be due September 30.

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

Grants from the Mental Wellness Fund support programs and services provided by nonprofits that support the mental wellbeing and mental health of residents in Cattaraugus County.

Grants from the fund typically range from $500 to $1,500, but up to $4,000 may be available for special projects, particularly those that impact vulnerable and/or disadvantaged individuals.

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.

The Wagner Family Fund, which will be making its first grant awards in 2023, is open to applications from libraries in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

Grants will be made to support educational programming and new activities for youth and adults. Grants will typically range between $100 and $200 and are not intended to fund ongoing, annual needs.

Libraries should only submit one proposal per calendar year.

The Wagner Family Fund was established by Cindy Wagner, a Portville native who worked in the nonprofit sector for many years. She decided to establish the Wagner Family Fund to honor the role that libraries played in enriching the lives of her and her family members.

Questions about the grant application processes can be directed to CRCF Grant and Donor Services Manager Monica Emery at 716-301-2723 or [email protected].

Donations can be made to the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund or Wagner Family Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760 or online at cattfoundation.org.

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).