The ACAF’s Funds:

Allegany County Fund:

This general account meets the changing needs of the community best due to its unrestricted nature. The Foundation awards grants from the earnings of this fund at the discretion of the board throughout the year.

Designated funds:

Cuba Chamber of Commerce Legacy Fund (2013): Supports local projects and organizations.

Cuba Chamber of Commerce Cuba-Rushford Toys for Kids Fund (2013): Supports annual Toys for Kids campaign.

Hydramec Fund (1989): Created by Hydramec, Inc. to provide financial support for the Scio Free Library.

Doris O. Church Fund (1999): Established by the family of Doris O. Church to provide financial support for the Andover Public Library.

SPCA Serving Allegany County Endowment Fund (1998): Sponsored by the SPCA to provide permanent financial support to the SPCA for the care, shelter and adoption of unwanted or abandoned animals.

Cuba Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund (2005): Established by the hospital to provide financial support for the Cuba Memorial Hospital.

Education Recognition Fund (2006): Established by a gift from Paul Drake to provide support for the annual Educator of the Year Program.

Conrad and Kathryn Church Landscaping Fund (2007): Established by a gift from Kathryn Church to provide support for the purpose of maintaining the trees of Andover village in perpetuity.

Francis G. and Beatrice S. Bartoo – The Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Endowment Fund (2001): This fund was created by the estate of Beatrice S. Bartoo. It was the vision, tireless efforts and financial support of Francis and Beatrice S. Bartoo that made the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society and Museum a reality back in 2001.

Susan Foster Myers Memorial Endowment Fund (2014):  Established by Alan W. Myers of Friendship, NY in memory of his wife, Susan Foster Myers, for the purpose of supporting the Friendship Free Library so that it may continue to thrive and continue to serve the community into the future.

The Jonathan A. Dahlgren Eczema Fund (2016): This fund has been established at the Allegany County Area Foundation by the family of Denis and Colleen Dahlgren. The earnings from this endowment fund will benefit the National Eczema Association (NEA) to help them carry out their mission.

Field-of-Interest funds:

Bob Christian Fund (2012):  This fund was created by the Allegany County Area Foundation to honor the years of service by Robert Christian as executive director to the Foundation.  This fund will provide financial support for ongoing historical research and the display and enjoyment of historical artifacts in the Allegany County area.

Norbert Shear Memorial Fund (2001): Created by the family of A. Norbert Shear to provide grants to groups serving Allegany County.

Thomas F. and Laura L. Moogan Family Fund (1993): Endowed by long-time Wellsville residents Thomas F. and Laura L. Moogan for the purpose of promoting and assisting volunteer charitable and educational organizations throughout Wellsville and Allegany County.

Scholarship Funds:

Ann Swift Memorial Nursing Scholarship (2016): established by Ellsworth Swift to benefit the students of the Cuba-Rushford Central School.

Ann Barwick Swift Memorial Nursing Scholarship (2016): established by Ellsworth Swift to benefit the students of Lenore High School.

Wellsville Rotary Service Above Self Scholarship Fund (2015): established by the Wellsville Rotary Club to benefit the students of the Wellsville High School.

Kane Family Scholarship Fund (2015): established by James Kane to honor his parents, Helen B. Kane and James T. Kane.  This scholarship will benefit the students of the Genesee Valley Central School.

Hobart Rhinehart Memorial Scholarship Fund (2015): established by The NYSUT Retiree Council #4 to remember their friend and longtime union activist and former president of Retiree Council #4, “Hobie” Rhinehart of Cattaraugus, NY.  This scholarship will benefit the students of  Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties in alternating years who will pursue a career in an education related field or in a healthcare related field of study.

Dennis J. Amore Memorial Scholarship (2014): established by Jason Amore to honor his father.  This scholarship will benefit the students of Friendship Central School.

The Marie Miller Gleason Scholarship Fund (2013): established by David Scholes in honor of his mother.  The scholarship will benefit Belfast Central School graduating seniors who are in the first generation of their families to attend a four year college, to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics also commonly know as STEM skills.

Stephen V. Ambroselli Scholar Incentive Fund (2013): established by Stephen and Jean Ambroselli to provide a one-time per student $5,000.00 scholarship for a Genesee Valley Central School student who is enrolled at St. Bonaventure University.

Ian Gregory Bole Memorial Scholarship Fund (2013): established by the family of Ian Gregory Bole to provide a scholarship for a graduate of the Career and Technical Belmont Center  who will pursue a career in Manufacturing/ Engineering at Alfred State SUNY College of Technology.

Dr. Robert G. Hutter Memorial Scholarship (2013): established to provide a student in Allegany County a scholarship for Performing Arts or Finance on alternating years at Alfred University.

Mary Lou Canessa Memorial Scholarship Fund (2013): established in memory of Mary Lou Canessa, Wellsville Guidance Counselor for $500.00 annually for a Wellsville student chosen by Wellsville guidance counselors. No application is required.

 John C. Robertson and Flora S. Whitman Memorial Scholarship Fund (2013): established for the benefit of a Cuba-Rushford student.

Julianne Doyle Bentley Memorial Scholarship Fund (2013): established for the benefit of a Cuba-Rushford or Wellsville student entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college.

Highway Superintendents(Non-Endowed) Scholarship Fund (2013): established two $1000.00 scholarships for students pursuing studies in Heavy Equipment at Alfred State SUNY College of Technology at Wellsville.

Karen A. Kunz Memorial Scholarship Fund (2012): established to support a student who intends to pursue an associate’s degree in accounting and who has financial need. The scholarship will be renewable for the second year.

Joseph E. Presutti Memorial Scholarship Fund (2008): established by family and friends in honor of Joe Presutti. Preference for Genesee Valley Central School graduates, those in Public Service and/or Veterans. Financial need is considered.

Marion W. Green Commitment to Community Scholarship Fund (2008): established to encourage students in the Scio Central School District to continue their education. Financial need is considered in making these grants to students that will achieve a degree or certification within two years. Students must show maturity, a commitment to sharing skills and resources as well as community service with a desire to help others learn.

Edward Brewster Memorial Scholarship Fund (2007): established by the will of Pauline Brewster in honor of her husband Edward to provide scholarships for Whitesville Central School graduates who exhibit a strong work ethic and financial need.

Non-Traditional Education Scholarship Fund (2006): established by a gift from a concerned citizen for residents of Allegany County covering up to 75% of the total cost for those seeking to improve their current skills. Financial need is considered.

Dresser-Rand Scholarship Fund (2006): established by a gift from Dresser-Rand for the benefit of children and family of current and retired Dresser-Rand Wellsville employees. Preference is given to those pursueing a technical, manufacturing or business course of study. Financial need and academic performance are considered.

Walter F. and Louisa A. Sibley Scholarship Fund (2005): established by the will of Louisa A. Sibley for graduates of Cuba-Rushford School District.

Joseph W. and Inez A. Hupp Scholarship Fund (2002): created by a bequest from Inez A. Hupp to award scholarships to students graduating from Cuba-Rushford Central School.

Belva A. Waite Memorial Scholarship Fund (2000): established by the will of Belva A. Waite for students residing in Allegany County pursuing undergraduate studies based on all-around high school performance.

William F. Farnsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund (1998): established by friends of William F. Farnsworth for graduates of Genesee Valley Central School, with preference to students pursuing a career in education. Financial need is considered.

Alfred Wood Scholarship Fund (1997): established by the will of Alfred Wood to provide scholarship support to worthy students graduation from Cuba-Rushford Central School.

George and Ella Shear Scholarship Fund (1995): created by Ella Shear to provide scholarships to graduates of Scio Central School, with preference to students pursuing a career in elementary education.

Lois M. Lilly Scholarship Fund (1994): established by the will of Lois M. Lilly to provide scholarships to assist worthy residents of Allegany County in attending the college or university of their choice. Preference is given to a Belfast Central School Graduate.

Daniel R. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund (1991): established to provide scholarships for students desiring to attain a degree in a business related program at a college in Cattaraugus County. Award based on all-around general merit and financial need.

Mary A. Bishop Scholarship Fund (1989): established by the will of Mary A. Bishop to provide scholarships to students residing in Allegany County who demonstrate general merit and need so they can attend the school of their choice.