The Elk County Community Foundation and the Elk County Commissioners are pleased to announce the recipients of $125,000 in grants awarded to 19 organizations through Elk County’s portion of the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. County-wide 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations are now invited to apply for the second round of grants with a deadline of July 1, 2022 for applications. Another $100,000 will be awarded to eligible nonprofits.
Through this partnership, the Elk County Commissioners provided matching funds of up to $250,000 to the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) for 2022. “By joining with the Community Foundation, we (i.e., the Commissioners) will be able to leverage these federal dollars to provide a greater benefit.” said Commissioner Fritz Lecker. This grant cycle will allow the Foundation to match dollars that they have for granting and offer more opportunities for our local nonprofits that they currently have helped.”
The first round of grants totaling $125,000 were awarded to Boys & Girls Club, CAPSEA, Catholic Charities, Christian Food Bank, Dickinson Center Inc., Elk County Historical Society, Elk County Riders, Penn Highlands Pinecrest, Friends of Twin Lakes, Holy Rosary Parish, Johnsonburg Little League, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, Ridgway Library, Ridgway Little League, St. Marys Area Snowmobile Association, St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group, St. Marys Little League, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Wilcox Presbyterian Church.
Applications for the second round of $100,000 in grants are now available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.elkcountyfoundation.org. Application deadline is July 1. If you have questions, please contact the Community Foundation at 814-834-2125.
The Elk County Community Foundation provides the administrative and investment management services that make it easy for donors to accomplish their charitable wishes, while improving the quality of life in our communities. The Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies is the parent company of the Elk County Community Foundation and the McKean County Community Foundation.