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Grants awarded to cemetery, village

Submitted photo Steve Peters, Lon Robinson, Cheryl Robinson, Evergreen Lawn Cemetery; Donna Roof, SCIHF; and Silver Creek Mayor Jeff Hornburg.

The Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund recently awarded two community grants. A grant of $1,500 was awarded to The Evergreen Lawn Cemetery for the Historical Grave Identification, Mapping, and Marker Project. A $600 grant was awarded to the Village of Silver Creek for the 2023 Music in the Park Concert Series.

The fund provides grants to charitable programs that address the most pressing needs within the Silver Creek-Irving community and leadership development initiatives. The motto of the SCHIF is “Remembering Our Past – Securing Our Future.” Grants are awarded annually, with applications due by Sept. 20 each year.

Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund is a Community Donor Advised Fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Gifts to the fund are pooled and endowed, enabling the SCIHF to continue to award grants in perpetuity. Please visit nccfoundation.org/scihf for more information or to make a gift to the fund.

The committee members include Maureen Morabito, Jerry Rocque, Donna Roof, and Kathy Tampio. SCIHF is seeking members interested in serving on the Silver Creek-Irving grants committee. For more information, please contact Eileen Ardillo, program coordinator at Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, at eardillo@nccfoundation.org, or speak to any current committee member.

Since its incorporation in 1986, the NCCF has invested more than $18 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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