ACAF News

 

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 qualifying charities....

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A Message from the Foundation

The Coronavirus has created an unprecedented, combined public health and economic crisis. The Foundation is functioning during these times and is accessible via phone or email. Our scholarship and grant processes are being handled differently but are uninterrupted....

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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 You Grow Bookshelf...

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Shop With A Cop Grant Supports Foster Care Christmas Party

Shop With A Cop Grant Supports Foster Care Christmas Party

(Dec. 2019) When the Wellsville Kmart closed in March of this year, it effectively ended the local Shop With A Cop (SWAC) program. This summer, the SWAC Committee used its remaining resources to set up an endowed fund with the Allegany County Area Foundation. The...

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Deputy Sheriffs Support Shop With A Cop Program

Deputy Sheriffs Support Shop With A Cop Program

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 donate to the department’s...

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Scholarship Will Support Wellsville Area Homeschoolers

(January 2020) New York and Pennsylvania students who will (or have) pursue their high school studies through the Wellsville Area Homeschoolers (WAH) organization may benefit from a new scholarship established with the Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF). Funded by...

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New Scholarship Honors Carl Atwell, Supports ACS Students

(Jan. 2020) The Carl Atwell Memorial Scholarship has been established to benefit an Andover Central School senior who demonstrates a record of athletic and community involvement, and who will be pursuing college or military service. The first recipient will be...

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Deputy Sheriffs Entrust Scholarship Program to ACAF

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 any career though those...

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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 used to help pay for...

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March 2020 Grant Deadline

(Dec. 2019) The ACAF Grant Committee will meet in mid-March. Organizations seeking grants should have complete materials submitted by Friday March 6th.  The application can be obtained through this website, or by contacting ACAF at director@acafny.org.

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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 many rural...

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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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Foundation Facts
Founded: 1983
Cuba, NY

 

 

Assets:
$10.4M
Managed by Vanguard

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