ACAF Grants Support Four Organizations

(April 2023) The Grant Committee of the Allegany County Area Foundation awarded four grants at its December meeting. The recipients include the Fountain Arts Center, Wellspring Ministries, Fillmore Central School PTO, and the Cuba Chamber of Commerce.

Wellspring Ministries, located in Belfast but supporting individuals county-wide, received a grant to assist with the cost of a scissor lift to allow the organization’s volunteers to more safely move items between the main and basement levels of the Wellspring facility.

The Fountain Arts Center grant will support the Family Enrichment Arts Program, which offers children and adults activities in painting, drawing, writing, crafts, and puppetry.

Fillmore PTO received a grant to support various student food programs (e.g., food backpacks and mini-pantries).

The Cuba Chamber of Commerce received a grant for the renovation of the Chamberlain Park Playground, a project it is leading for the Cuba community. ACAF is also supporting this effort by handling the receipting and tracking of donations. The playground upgrade is expected to be complete in June or July.