Community Foundation’s Johnsonburg Area Endowment Fund awards $14,225 in Grants

The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) was pleased to award a total of $14,225 in grant monies from the Johnsonburg Area Endowment Fund. These dollars will go toward several different projects that will serve and aid the community. This is the second year that the endowed fund has awarded grant dollars to eligible organizations, schools, and religious groups that benefit the residents of the Johnsonburg Area School District.

From this year’s distribution, grants were awarded to Helping Hands Food Pantry to assist in food purchasing, Johnsonburg Area School District for select teachers to attend an educational technology expo and conference, Johnsonburg Senior Citizens Club for basement doors, Johnsonburg Borough for public trash cans downtown, Johnsonburg Community Trust for new bay window roofs, and the Johnsonburg Fire Department for saws and other equipment.

The Johnsonburg Area Endowment Fund has awarded over $28,000 in granting dollars since its establishment in 2021. This endowment was created with a check from the selling of the Johnsonburg Community TV Company, with the intention of helping the residents of the Johnsonburg Area School District.

The Elk County Community Foundation oversees multiple granting cycles throughout the year. For more information about grant opportunities or an interest in establishing a fund through ECCF, visit our website at Our office can also be contacted at 814-834-2125. Feel free to check out our social media pages for updates. The Elk County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies, is a non-profit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in our geographic area by partnering with philanthropic donors to help them meet their charitable goals.

Pictured Left to right seated is the Johnsonburg Area Endowment Advisory Committee, Janice Carnovale, Alfred Maletto, Barb Duffy and Charlie Constable. Standing is Paula Fritz Eddy, Community Foundation Executive Director, Ron King of Helping Hands Food Pantry, Rachel Kilhoffer from the Johnsonburg Borough, Stephanie Distler of the Johnsonburg Community Trust, Larry Pistner of the Johnsonburg Area Senior Center Club,  Tom Costanzo and Neal Constable of the Johnsonburg Fire Department and Karen Haberberger from the Johnsonburg Area School District.