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...

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.

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...