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Grant Application Deadline – March 1

Applications for the next round of ACAF grants are due on March 1. Application information can be found under the grants tab on this site.

Completed applications will be reviewed at the March 27 ACAF Grants Committee Meeting.

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Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Because of the two school days lost to weather this week, the application deadline for our ACAF/Dollars for Scholars scholarships has been changed to midnight Saturday, February 2nd.

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ACAF Contributes to Almond Park Project

The Allegany County Area Foundation has awarded $1000 to Alfred-Almond Community Sports Associates for the construction of the Greg Norton Memorial Park in the village of Almond.

The park project includes basketball and multi-purpose courts, a well-equipped playground area, seating, security features, and a pavilion. “At present” notes AACSA committee member Dan Hegarty, “there is no playground within the Almond Village. This will provide children with a safe place to play.” AACSA, which will look after and maintain the park, has managed local youth sports leagues for many years.

With assets of $9.5M, ACAF manages several dozen scholarship and grant funds. If you would like to know how you can establish a fund to support students or your community, contact the foundation’s executive director, Bruce Campbell at 585-296-5616.

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Grant Recipients 2018-2019

The following organizations have received grants so far in the 2018 – 2019 year from ACAF’s Allegany Fund. This endowment is unrestricted, allowing the ACAF Grant Committee to assist a variety of organizations and projects.  The next grant application review will take place in mid-March.

Alfred-Almond Community Sports Associates
Alfred Farmer’s Market, Inc.
Allegany County Mental Health Assn (Compeer)
Bolivar Free Library
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County
David A. Howe Public Library
Family Service Society (Formerly called the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program)
Southern Tier Traveling Teacher

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New Fund will Support Andover Free Library

The Allegany County Area Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of an endowed fund that will benefit the Andover Free Library

Established by Andover native Robert Grossman, the Fund for The Andover Free Library will provide annual support for the library’s collections, operations and facility.

A 1956 graduate of Andover Central School, Bob earned a degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University, while working part-time at Vars’ Pharmacy. He then entered the US Army (2LT Armor) where he served for 21 years, including two tours in Viet Nam and several years in Washington DC. Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Bob joined United Services Life Insurance Company, from which he retired as Vice-President of Marketing. Along the way, he earned a master’s degree and CLU and ChFC credentials.

Bob’s appreciation for the library is derived in part from his friendship with Andover’s long-time librarian, Rema Baker. “I visited her weekly all during my college years”, he recalls. “Rema had me culling books in the library for many months and I became very knowledgeable of the library.”

Andover Library Director Linda Adams notes that private support like this is vital to small public libraries, and “always put to great use. It helps keep the collection up to date, and the doors open. It’s awesome when people from Andover who have relocated still remember the community.”

Donations to the Fund for The Andover Free Library are tax deductible and can be directed to the Allegany County Area Foundation at 6087 State RD 19N, Belmont NY 14813.

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