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....

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....

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...
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...
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...