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Recipients of NCCF fall grants announced

The Board of Directors of Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved Community Benefit Grant Awards for 13 local organizations, totaling $67,425. NCCF envisions a vibrant, prosperous community rich in opportunity today and tomorrow. These grant awards are a concrete step toward realizing this vision, demonstrating NCCF’s commitment to community betterment.

NCCF has announced the recipients of the 2023 Fall Community Benefit Grants Program: American Red Cross, Centaur Stride, Chautauqua Blind Association, Chautauqua Literacy Volunteers, Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, Dunkirk Public Library, Fredonia Food Pantry, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Hometown Heroes Veterans Memorial, Jamestown Community College, Lakeshore Humane Society, Westfield First United Methodist Church and Westfield Memorial Hospital.

These organizations are positively impacting our community, and NCCF is honored to support their initiatives. For additional grant award details, please visit www.nccfoundation.or/grant-awards.

Grant recipients are thoughtfully chosen by NCCF’s Grants Committee, composed of dedicated community volunteers. The committee thoroughly reviews all letters of interest and applications to ensure the selected projects align with NCCF’s mission and vision. Current Grants Committee members are Jody Falkner (Committee Chair), Adam Dimitri, Margaret Ferris, Kathy George, Cathy Kaicher, Alex Murphy, Betsy Swanson, and Kurt Warmbrodt. NCCF’s Board President is Dave Travis.

The biannual Community Benefit Grants Program awards grants to organizations seeking funding for projects and initiatives to improve and strengthen the northern Chautauqua region. Please submit a Letter of Interest to NCCF by March 1, 2024 to be considered in the next round of funding. More information on this and other grant programs at NCCF can be found at www.nccfoundation.org/grants-programs.

The Community Benefit Grants Program is made possible by many generous donors to NCCF’s Community Funds. Community members who wish to contribute to NCCF’s Community Funds or would like to start their own named Community Fund at NCCF may visit the website at www.nccfoundation.org, email nccf@nccfoundation.org, or call 716-366-4892 for more information.

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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