Apply by September 15 for ECCF’s Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund grants

The Elk County Community Foundation is accepting applications through September 15 for Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund grants.  The purpose of the fund is to provide support to organizations that contribute to the quality of life of the residents of the Borough of Ridgway.

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, and churches that benefit the Ridgway area. Awards may be considered for start-up funds, new projects, or to enhance well-established programs. The deadline to submit a grant application is September 15.

The Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund was established from a gift received from the estate of Sara-Jane Stackpole in 2006. This is the 17th year of distributions for the fund. With the awarding of the 2022 grants, the fund has given nearly $291,000 back to organizations that serve the Ridgway residents.

For instructions on how to apply for a grant, go to the Foundation website at Please call our office at 814-834-2125 with any questions.

ECCF, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies, is a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen our region through development, stewardship and grant making as it works with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals.

PHOTO: In 2022, the St. Leo School in Ridgway received a $5,000 grant from the Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund for updates to their playground. St Leo students are enjoying one of the new additions to the playground, a GaGa Ball Pit.