Applicants sought for Ripley fund

The Ripley Community & Heritage Fund (RCHF) is accepting grant applications. Charitable, not-for-profit organizations that serve the Ripley community are eligible to apply for funding. Interested organizations can find grant applications and guidelines at nccfoundation.org/community-advised or by contacting RCHF Board Chair Richard Wade, 716-269-9304, or Co-chair Pete Ryan, 716-252-6542. Please mail completed applications to the RCHF, c/o Dick Wade 25 North State St. Ripley, NY 14775, postmarked by January 15, 2022.

The RCHF was formed in 2000 with a mission to enrich the lives of Ripley residents. To help the community, the RCHF administers a grant program specifically for volunteer organizations providing valuable services within the Ripley community. The RCHF is a community donor-advised fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF). The grants awarded by the RCHF have been made available through the Ripley Community& Heritage Fund Endowment created at the NCCF by over 140 community businesses, citizens, and organizations. To date, the RCHF has distributed over $64,000 to local organizations.

Additional RCHF committee members include Mary Beth Chess (Secretary), Lew Barnes, Dave Bower, Terry Eggleston, Stephanie Eimers, and Ryleigh Interline.

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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