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Ripley fund taking applications

RIPLEY — The Ripley Community & Heritage Fund is accepting grant applications from charitable, nonprofit organizations that serve the Ripley community.

In 2000, more than 140 businesses, citizens, and organizations joined together to create the Ripley Community & Heritage Fund held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Their mission is to enrich the lives of Ripley’s residents. To date, the foundation has distributed over $52,960 to Ripley organizations. Committee members are Chair Dick Wade, Mary Beth Chess, Dave Bower, Richard Eimers, Terry Eggleston, and Pete Ryan.

Grant applications and guidelines are available from NCCF’s website, www.nccfoundation.org/grants-programs, or by contacting one of the following RCHF board members: Richard Wade 736-2424, Lew Barnes 736-6931, or Mary Beth Chess 736-6049. Forward completed applications by Jan. 15, to the RCHF, c/o Richard Wade, 25 North State St. Ripley, NY 14775.

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