Westfield Fund board OKs $4,000 in grants

Members of the Westfield Fund board are pictured.

The Westfield Fund Board of Directors recently approved grants totaling $4,000 to be awarded to four Westfield organizations as follows:

¯ Westfield Development Corporation: to support the Westfield Streetscape Improvement project, including the installation of Victorian seats/planters, benches, fencing, gardens, streetlights, and signage.

¯ Northlake Family Recreation Center: for four heavy-duty soccer nets which will be used for both school and travel soccer leagues. Participants in the annual Northlake soccer programs include students from the New York counties of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany, as well as from Bradford – Warren Pennsylvania.

¯ YWCA of Westfield: for gymnasium basketball hoops and upgrades to the gymnasium lighting system. The YWCA gymnasium serves as a community hub hosting various community events, clubs, and recreation programs for community members of all ages.

¯ Lake Shore Center for the Arts: to support the Westfield Village Mural Project. The Mural Project will include wall restoration, paint and sealer, surveillance cameras, and artist/restoration expenses.

The Westfield Fund’s Annual Grants Program provides support to organizations seeking to improve and strengthen the Westfield community. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate the potential impact and community benefit of the grant, programs representing innovative, efficient approaches to serving the community, and needs that are not being met by existing programs or services. Preference will be given to organizations that work cooperatively with other agencies to encourage efficient use of resources, eliminate duplication of services, and promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement.

Members of the Westfield Fund Grants Committee are Cristie Herbst, Pete Holt, Rick Mascaro, Jean McCausland, Sue Poster, Joel Seachrist, Nancy Walker, and Dan Willow. Additional Advisory Committee members include Martha Bills, Bob Dyment, John Hemmer, Marilyn Hemmer, Alan Holbrook, Deanne Manzella, Vinny Sanzo, Mike VandeVelde and Rachel Willow.

For more information and to make a contribution to the Westfield Fund, please visit https://www.nccfoundation.org/westfield-fund or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldFund.

The Westfield Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $17 million to the community. The organization is inherently committed to furthering its mission of enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call (716) 366-4892.


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