Scholarship Application is Open

(Nov 2020) Our scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open. You can access this from the scholarships tab found across the top of our web page.  If you are applying for the second time, please review this document (ACAF Repeat Applicants) ...

ACAF Announces September Grants

(Oct. 2020) The Allegany County Area Foundation selected the Family Service Society, Inc. (FSS) and the Independence Emergency Squad (IES) for $1000 each in grant support at its September meeting. The grants were made out of ACAF’s Allegany Fund, an endowment that...

Mentoring Programs, Emergency Squad benefit from ACAF Grants

(Oct. 2020) The Allegany County Area Foundation selected the Family Service Society, Inc. (FSS) and the Independence Emergency Squad (IES) for $1000 each in grant support at its September meeting. The grants were made out of ACAF’s Allegany Fund, an endowment that...

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 review process to...

March ACAF Grants

(April 2020) In March, the Grant Committee of the Allegany County Area Foundation approved $500 grants to the Fillmore Central School PTO for its backpack food program operated in conjunction with the Houghton Wesleyan Church, and the Wellsville YMCA to help with...

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....