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Two area seniors receive Shinners Team Player Scholarship
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
Two area graduating seniors recently received the Patrick Shinners Memorial Team Player Scholarship, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
Community Fund provides $9,000 in support for youth development, elder services, more
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 12:00 pm
Nine agencies recently received grants, together totaling, $9,0000, from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Community Fund for special projects and programs that support youth development, elder services, an area emergency health care organization and more.
Cuba-Rushford students receive Wilday, Fraser scholarships
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 10:00 am
Two graduating Cuba-Rushford Central School seniors recently received scholarships awards managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
Two receive McGee Nursing Scholarship
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:00 am
Two area graduating seniors recently received the Pat McGee Nurshing Scholarship, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
Hughey Fund for the Arts supports Memorial Day art installation in West Valley/Ashford
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Thanks to support from the Elisa B. Hughey Fund for the Arts, handmade poppies commemorating Fallen Veterans crafted by West Valley Central School art students decorated this year's town of Ashford Memorial Day celebration.
Fund established at CRCF to bring free pop-up clinic back to Cattaraugus County
Tue, May 25th 2021 01:00 pm
A group of local organizers, working in collaboration with the nonprofit Remote Area Medical - RAM®, recently established the RAM Fund of Cattaraugus County at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to bring a RAM free pop-up clinic back to Cattaraugus County in September.
CRCF to hold webinar "Agency Endowments 101" June 11
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:00 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will lead the next installment of its Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminar Series on June 11, with "Agency Endowments 101," a session led by CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit and Skip Wilday, CRCF board president and retired executive director of Morgan Stanley.
Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women Announces Mother's Day Campaign
Tue, May 11th 2021 01:50 pm
Allegany County, NY, May 11, 2021 - The Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW) announces its fourth annual Mother's Day Campaign (through the end of June). After successfully expanding its reach and awarding five individual grants in 2020, the ACC FFW seeks to continue to affect change in 2021 and beyond, as there is much more work to be done.
Wolfinger Family Fund provides $5,500 in grants to family-supported area nonprofits
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 08:00 am
The Wolfinger family recently decided to expand the philanthropic scope of the Wolfinger Family Fund and have made possible $5,500 in grants to organizations and projects chosen by the family.
Area nonprofits receive over $11,000 in support from four CRCF funds
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 11:00 am
Nine area nonprofits recently received grant support from four charitable funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation established by donors to make annual grants to designated causes, with grants together totaling $11,168.87.
COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County supports $24,000 in third round of grants
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 11:00 am
Twenty-two organizations recently received grants totaling $24,000 from the third round of funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County, bringing the total in grants made from the fund to date to nearly $94,000.
SK8 EVL raffling Holiday Valley season pass, other prizes, April 1
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 02:00 pm
Interested in scoring a combo pass to Holiday Valley for next season? SK8EVL, a local group of skateboarding advocates, is currently selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Ellicottville Skatepark Fund.
Wolfinger Family Fund supports school district needs in Ellicottville, Coudersport, Smethport
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:00 am
While school districts continue to adapt to a hybrid model of in-person and distance learning and work to meet the ever-changing education needs of students, the Wolfinger Family Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is making possible $2,000 in support for the Ellicottville, Smethport (PA) and Coudersport (PA) school districts.
CRCF Community Fund grant applications due April 21
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 12:00 pm
Grant applications for funding from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Community Fund are due April 21.
CRCF announces Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminars for 2021
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will lead three Nonprofit Link and Learn webinars in 2021, continuing a successful program that began in 2020.
Nonprofits receive support from Reisner, Bysiek funds at CRCF
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:00 am
Twelve nonprofits, both local and national, recently received grant support from the Doris Reisner Endowment Fund and the Mike and Laura Bysiek Memorial Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus Co. grant application process reopens Feb. 22
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:00 am
The grant application process for the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County, which has provided over $60,000 in COVID relief funding to date, will reopen to applications for its third round of funding on February 22.
Community Fund provides $18,000 in support to initiatives/projects at community nonprofits
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:00 am
Nine agencies recently received grant support from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Community Fund, to support new projects and initiatives that provide for the changing and immediate needs of Cattaraugus County residents in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Third round of WNY Fund microgrants supports 36 grants, $45,000 in COVID-19 relief
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:00 am
For the third time since the beginning of the pandemic, philanthropic leaders in Cattaraugus County helped facilitate the distribution of microgrants from the WNY COVID-19 Community Fund Response Fund to organizations working on the front lines to provide relief to those most impacted by the ongoing pandemic, culminating in 36 grants totaling $45,000.
CRCF elects Stitt and Brundage to board, Wilday elected president
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 09:20 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation board recently elected Jim Stitt Jr. and Sandi Brundage to its board of directors and named the Foundation's officers for 2021, including the election of Skip Wilday as board president.
Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women Grant Application Open
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 10:00 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 1st through March 15th, 2021. A thorough review of applications will precede award notifications on or around April 30th 2021.
BlueCross BlueShield Awards $575,000 in Blue Fund Grants
Thu, Jan 21st 2021 01:00 pm
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Blue Fund has announced $575,000 in grants to support several major health-based projects across Western New York, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on non-profit organizations. This grant cycle includes $100,000 in new Blue Fund microgrants to 75 organizations across the eight counties of Western New York, including Cattaraugus County.
Students can apply for CRCF scholarships beginning February 1
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 09:00 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will open its scholarship application process to area students February 1. Students can apply using the online scholarship portal at cattfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships. Students can complete one common scholarship application to become eligible for awards from some 65 scholarship funds.
Robert E. Hull VMD Memorial Scholarship to support minority OHS students
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 09:00 am
Dr. Robert E. Hull was a lifelong learner who knew the value of higher education. His appetite for knowledge and desire to make a difference led him to a rewarding and successful career in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hull believed that you can do anything you set your mind to if you were willing to work hard as a student. He also understood that we live in a world with an unequal playing field and not everyone has the same chances to be successful because of inequalities in our system.
Gargoyle Park Disc Golf Course Fund to bring pandemic-proof recreation to Olean
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 12:00 pm
The popularity of the sport of disc golf has exploded, especially over the summer months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the efforts of a few local disc golf enthusiasts, the recently established Gargoyle Park Public Disc Golf Course Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will help bring the first public disc golf course to Cattaraugus County in the city of Olean.
Gift Tree has another successful year at new location
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 10:00 am
For the past several months, Gift Tree coordinator Megan Davis has been concerned with how she would set up alternative plans for Thursday's drop-off of gifts if there had been a snow storm or shut-down from the pandemic.
Mental Wellness Fund supports mental health programs at county level, YMCA, Intandem
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 08:00 am
At a time when agencies are seeing increased demand for mental and behavioral health services and are dealing with the strain of providing those services safely, the Mental Wellness Fund in Cattaraugus County provided a needed boost in the form of the grants, together totaling $4,484.
Mount View Cemetery Maintenance Fund established at CRCF
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
Mount View Cemetery has stood just outside of downtown Olean since 1847 and is the burial site of an unknown Civil War soldier and the home of Cattaraugus County's Veterans Field of Honor.
Kaleigh Wilday Fund supports youth, recreation, Ellicottville with 2020 grants
Thu, Nov 5th 2020 03:00 pm
Ellicottville is a place beloved by the Wilday family. It is also a place that was important to young Kaleigh Wilday during her life.
Announcing a fundraiser to benefit the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW)
Thu, Oct 29th 2020 01:00 pm
Alfred Station, NY, October 29, 2020 - Beginning November 1st through November 11th, the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women will be selling holiday plants (poinsettia, cyclamen, and Christmas cactus), with all proceeds to benefit the Fund for Women.  Holiday plants may be ordered online or through the mail; order forms can be found here:  https://www.accffw.org/fundraisers-events.  
Nonprofit webinar to focus on discussing planned giving with donors
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 08:00 am
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's second Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminar, "How to Discuss Planned Giving with Donors," will be led local attorney Tyler Threehouse on Nov. 13 via Zoom.
CRCF announces Cattaraugus Gives prizes for 2020
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:00 am
Despite the financial impact of the pandemic, area businesses have again stepped up to make possible a prize package of over $14,000 with the support of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation for Cattaraugus Gives in 2020.
SOUP-to-SKATE Fundraiser for the Ellicottville Skatepark Rescheduled
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 08:00 am
The Ellicottville Skatepark Committee (SK8EVL) has set a new date for SOUP-to-SKATE, a fundraising event in support of the Ellicottville Skatepark Project. Originally planned for March, SOUP-to-SKATE was cancelled due to Covid-19. The rescheduled event will take place Sun-day, Nov. 8, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Ellicottville Town Center.
CRCF to lead first nonprofit webinar on Cattaraugus Gives, peer-to-peer fundraising
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 02:00 pm
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminar Series will kick off Friday, October 23, with the webinar "How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Can Ignite Your Cattaraugus Gives Campaign."
Nelson M. Beard Memorial Scholarship established to remember Salamanca teacher
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 09:25 am
Nelson Beard's love for teaching took him across the globe - to South Korea and China to Hoke County, North Carolina - but he found a home as an educator in the Salamanca school district.
CRCF announces Nonprofit Networking Day cancellation, Zoom webinars to launch instead
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 08:00 am
Nonprofit Networking Day, long hosted by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will no longer take place, but area nonprofit professionals will have a new opportunity for education and collaboration through a series of CRCF-sponsored Zoom webinars this fall.
Kathy Jowsey Spirit Scholarship established at CRCF to support Franklinville graduates
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 09:00 am
Kathy Jowsey was a beloved figure in Franklinville. In high school, she could be found in the stands at every game, cheering loudly. Car horns could often be heard around her house as passersby always wanted to greet their loved friend. Later in life, she could always be found around town, often recognized from afar by her distinct, jovial laugh.
Community Fund Grant applications due to CRCF October 21
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:05 am
Applications for the next grant funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due October 21.
Alpine Surf Club Presents Donation to Ellicottville Skatepark Project
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:55 am
Last ski season, a couple of avid local snowboarders banded together and created the Alpine Surf Club. Sharing a passion for the winter sport, it was a fun and informal way of getting out each week to shred the slopes of Holiday Valley with friends.
Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund grant applications due October 1
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 08:00 am
Applications for this year's grants from the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus County Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will be due October 1.