Applications being sought for Westfield Fund

The Westfield Fund is accepting applications for grants from charitable programs and organizations which serve the Westfield community. Grant applications should be submitted by April 1.

Priority will be given to grant requests that demonstrate the following:

¯ The potential impact and number of people who will benefit from the grant.

¯ An innovative, efficient approach to serving community needs.

¯ Assistance for citizens whose needs are not being met by existing programs or services.

¯ Cooperation with other agencies in the community to encourage the efficient use of community resources and the elimination of duplicated services.

¯ Promotion of volunteer participation and citizen involvement.

Organizations that receive a grant will be required to submit proof of funding use, including a financial record, upon completion of the project. Funding guidelines and grant applications can be found at nccfoundation.org/grants-programs. Please contact Alan Holbrook at 716-753-0829 with questions or for more information.

The Advisory Committee of the fund includes Martha Bills, Bob Dyment, John Hemmer, Marilyn Hemmer, Cristie Herbst, Alan Holbrook (Chair), Deanne Manzella, Rick Mascaro, Sue Poster (Secretary), Vinny Sanzo, Joel Seachrist, Mike VandeVelde (Vice-Chair), and Rachel Willow. The Grants Committee consists of Cristie Herbst, Pete Holt, Rick Mascaro, Jean McCausland, Sue Poster, Joel Seachrist, Nancy Walker, Dan Willow, and Rachel Willow.

The Westfield Fund is a Community Donor Advised Fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Their mission of improving the quality of life for residents of Westfield is fulfilled through grantmaking to charitable projects and organizations serving the community. Grants are made possible by contributions from individuals, families, and businesses. For more information on The Westfield Fund or to make a contribution to the fund, please visit nccfoundation.org/westfield-fund.

Since its incorporation in 1986, the NCCF has invested more than $20 million in northern Chautauqua County through strategic grantmaking, targeted scholarships, and leadership and community collaborations. The NCCF is a tax-exempt charitable organization inherently committed to enhancing the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. As a nationally accredited community foundation, the NCCF has proven compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, demonstrating integrity, equity, accountability, transparency, and effectiveness in meeting the needs of its community. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.


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