ECCF open grants available, due July 15

The Elk County Development Fund awarded a $2,000 grant to the Elk County Conservation District for a Hydroponic Garden Systems project. The project provided for a 2-part workshop series, one for Elk County 7th grade classrooms and one for county residents, that would focus on hydroponics, a form of gardening that grows plants without soil.

The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) is accepting grant applications through July 15 from 501c3 organizations who wish to apply for funding from The Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund or the Elk County Development Fund. 

The Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund awards grants to support worthy projects that provide services for our communities. Given this time in history, the Stackpole family is very concerned about our community’s nonprofit organizations and the effects of the pandemic. For the upcoming grant cycle, they will be inviting applications that focus on projects that address fulfilling/supporting basic human needs emerging from difficulty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthcare, safety, and mental health. They are also interested in projects that improve access to education and safe recreation for those who are marginalized and the most vulnerable of our community, specifically children, seniors, and individuals with special needs.

The Elk County Development Fund looks to support community development initiatives that will enhance the economic and community wellbeing of Elk County. Projects should include activities that are innovative and have a plan to sustain themselves.

Area organizations are encouraged to apply for a grant to support their worthy projects that benefit area residents. For instructions on how to apply for a grant call our office at 814-834-2125 or go to the Foundation website at

The Elk County Community Foundation 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. ECCF brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support nonprofits in our communities through the establishment of charitable funds.