The Elk County Community Foundation’s
Presents Four Grants to local Organizations.
Recently, the Elk County Community Foundation Board of Directed approved grants to be distributed from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. The Advisors for that Fund recommended four organizations to receive $22,170. These organizations are the Community Education Council, Elkland Search and Rescue, City of St. Marys Police Department, and the Elk County Catholic High School.
The Community Education Council received $4,500 for the installation of a new and expanded security system. The new system will provide more protection for all of the learners that attend classes at the CEC, as well as the employees and professors.
Elkland Search and Rescue received $12,970 for the use of building the new training facility. Once finished the training facility will be the only training building solely devoted to search and rescue in Pennsylvania. The courses and trainers will instruct the members in the latest techniques and technology.
The City of St. Marys Police Department received $3,200 to assist with their D.A.R.E. programs in the local schools. D.A.R.E. is a program that raises awareness of the effects of Drug and Alcohol usage to children in schools. This grant will allow the policemen more classroom time to teach.
The Elk County Catholic High School received $1,500 to fund the startup costs of the Future Business Leaders of America Program. The program teaches students how to become leaders, how business works, gaining software skills, and developing career awareness.
The Advisors of the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund goal is to continue to support the philanthropic causes that were important to both Harrison and Muriel. Ted Schneider, one of the Fund Advisory was on hand to present the checks to each organization’s representative. “Their interests varied included educating youth, literacy, care of the elderly, along with the true volunteer organizations doing work within the community” said Paula Fritz Eddy, Executive Director for the Foundation.
The Foundation accepts request for grants quarterly for this Fund. If anyone would like to get more information about receiving a grant or establishing a fund of their own, please contact Paula Fritz Eddy at 814-834-2125 or visit our website at www.elkcountyfoundation.com.