ACAF News

 

Wide Awake Club Library Fund

Wide Awake Club Library Fund

(September 2021) Fillmore’s Wide Awake Club Library will benefit from ACAF’s newest fund. This endowment has been established by an anonymous donor whose own childhood was enriched by the library. The Wide Awake Club Library (WACL) was born in...

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Next Grant Application Deadline is March 18

(January 2022) Grant seekers wishing to be considered at ACAF's fall Grant Committee meeting should submit their application materials by Friday, March 18. See the grant pages of this website for more information or contact ACAF at...

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Update on United Way, ACAF Community Relief Effort

(Sept. 2020 update) With the Coronavirus pandemic creating significant economic disruption in our area, the Allegany County Area Foundation and Allegany County United Way created Community Relief Funds (CRF) and a shared grant application and...

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CARES Act and Charitable Giving

The CARES Act includes provisions that incentivize donors to make charitable contributions that can help non-profits during this pandemic crisis. Donors can make an above-the-line deduction for contributions of up to $300 that are made to certain...

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ACAF Announces December Grants

(Jan. 2020) In December, the Grant Committee of the Allegany County Area Foundation approved grant support for the following non-profit organizations (fund from which the grant was made is also shown): Alfred Box of Books Library – for the Money As...

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Deputy Sheriffs Support Shop With A Cop Program

Deputy Sheriffs Support Shop With A Cop Program

(January 2020) The Allegany County Sheriff’s Department continues its tradition of supporting the local Shop With A Cop program. The department’s annual Beard for Bucks program permits officers to grow beards for hunting season provided they make a...

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Scholarship Will Help Wellsville Area Homeschoolers

(January 2020) New York and Pennsylvania current and future college students who have pursued their high school studies through the Wellsville Area Homeschoolers (WAH) organization may benefit from a new scholarship established with the Allegany...

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Deputy Sheriffs Entrust Scholarship Program to ACAF

(Dec. 2019) The Allegany County Deputy Sheriffs Association (ACDSA) and Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF) have teamed up in managing the Deputy Sheriff’s Association (ACDSA) scholarship program. This scholarship supports students preparing for...

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ACAF Grant Benefits Pioneer Oil Museum

ACAF Grant Benefits Pioneer Oil Museum

(Oct 2019) The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a $1000 grant to the Pioneer Oil Museum. This support came from ACAF’s Allegany Fund, which supports a variety of Allegany County non-profit organizations The Foundation funds were...

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Van Dines Honored through Grant Fund

Van Dines Honored through Grant Fund

(Nov. 2019) The Ken & Judi Van Dine Christian Service Grant has been established by the Grace United Church family and friends of the Van Dines to honor their strong Christian commitment, 50+ years of service to their church and community, and...

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New Fund Will Support Whitesville Cemetery

(Sept. 2019) A beautiful setting that serves as the resting place for its community’s founders and generations of beloved citizens, and a spot where many local residents take a peaceful walk, the Whitesville Cemetery faces the challenges common to...

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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...

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Fund Helps People with Eczema

Fund Helps People with Eczema

(July 2016) The Jonathan A. Dahlgren Eczema 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...

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The Mary A. Bishop Scholarship Fund

(Dec. 2014) Mary A Bishop was born in Andrews settlement, PA on December 29, 1890. She was the daughter of Ira and Elizabeth Coats Bishop. She was a bookkeeper for the Empire Gas Company for more than thirty years. She died in June of 1975 in...

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Dresser-Rand Increases Scholarship Fund

Back in 2006 Dresser-Rand of Wellsville created a scholarship endowment fund with the Allegany County Area Foundation.  Recently the company added another $25,000 to the endowment bringing their fund total to over $225,000.  In June of 2015 another...

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Flanagan-Watson and Alessi Join ACAF Board

The Allegany County Area Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members. They are Carrie E. Flanagan-Watson of Belmont and Evelyn Alessi of Belfast. Carrie grew up in Hornellsville on a dairy farm. She...

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PAST RECIPIENTS – WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

 From:  Hannah Thompsett (Class of 2008) I graduated from Scio Central School in 2008 and received the Belva A. Waite scholarship.  I used this scholarship to study art at SUNY New Paltz.  After completing my foundations courses in the art...

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Foundation Facts
Founded: 1983
Cuba, NY

 

 

Assets:
$12M
Managed by Vanguard

Staff:
Exec. Director (1/2 time)
Secretary (part-time)
Treasurer (part-time