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Silver Creek-Irving fund approves two grants

The Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund recently awarded community grants to two local organizations. Anderson Lee-Library received a $3,400 grant to purchase approximately 250 new books to update the Junior Nonfiction book collection. A $600 grant was awarded to the Village of Silver Creek to support the 2022 Music in the Park concert series. The 6-concert music series will begin on June 14, 2022.

The fund, a Community Donor Advised Fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, provides grants to support new community initiatives, leadership development, and other charitable programs that address the most pressing issues within the Silver Creek-Irving community. Their motto is “Remembering Our Past – Securing Our Future.”

As an endowed fund, the fund will continue to make grants in perpetuity. The fund was established by community residents and others interested in enhancing the Silver Creek-Irving community. Contributions may be made to the fund in any amount and at any time. The deadline to submit applications for grants from the SCIHF is September 20 of each year. For more information, to apply for a grant, or to contribute to the fund, visit https://www.nccfoundation.org/scihf or contact the NCCF or any Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund committee member. Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund committee members include Maureen Morabito, Donna Roof, Kathy Tampio, and Vincent Tampio. Community members interested in serving on the committee can reach out to any committee member for more information.

Since its incorporation in 1986, the NCCF has invested more than $17 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 their community. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892

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