Shop With a Cop Tradition to continue with ACAF

(Sept. 2019) Founded in 1992 by Steve Havey, then manager of the Wellsville Kmart store, the local Shop With a Cop program was a popular holiday tradition, brightening the season for disadvantaged children while giving them a positive interaction with law enforcement....

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Scholarship Application Opens November 4th

The ACAF Dollars for Scholars scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Monday, November 4th. Applications can be completed online. Check under the Scholarships tab of this web site for application information and links.

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ACAF Grants Support Non-profit Computer Upgrades

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded grants to the Comfort House of Allegany County (Hart Comfort House) and the Allegany County Historical Society to support the purchase of new computers. The grants were provided through the Foundation’s Allegany and...

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ACAF Helps Bring Professional Theater to Wellsville

ACAF Helps Bring Professional Theater to Wellsville

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently provided a $900 grant to bring Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Allegany County. This free performance, by innovative professional theater company Shake on the Lake and tweaked slightly for a modern audience and casual...

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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...

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Grant Recipients 2018-2019

The following organizations received grants 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...

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New Fund will Support Andover Free Library

(Jan. 2019) 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...

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New Scholarship Supports Wellsville’s Aspiring Teachers

(Nov. 2018) Thanks to the generosity of retired teacher Anne McAndrew, Wellsville’s future educators will get some extra financial support as they prepare for the teaching profession. Working with the Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF), Anne has established the...

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ACAF Grant supports Friendship Free Library

Friendship - The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $266.86 grant to the Friendship Free Library. Founded in 1897, the library serves 5000-6000 individuals annually. Library Director Michelle Hill reports that the money will be used to update the...

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The Allegany County Area Foundation Names New Director

Bruce Campbell of Houghton, NY has accepted the position as the new Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation. Campbell replaces Denis Dahlgren who has moved to the Syracuse area to be closer to his family. Bruce has been a resident of the area for 27...

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Shirley J. Weatherly Memorial Grant Fund

(Sept. 2018) Trudy Capitani was instrumental in creating the Shirley J. Weatherly Memorial Grant Fund.  This fund will provide financial support for students with a physical disability graduating from the Cuba-Rushford High School. The Shirley J. Weatherly Memorial...

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Foundation Facts
Founded: 1983
Cuba, NY



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