ECCF’s Ridgway Borough Charitable Fund awards $17,259 in grants

St. Marys, PA, November 13, 2017: The Ridgway Borough Charitable Fund, under the management of the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF), recently awarded $17,259 in grants to six non-profit organizations, municipalities and schools. The Ridgway Borough Charitable Fund is an endowed fund established from a gift received from the estate of Sara-Jane Stackpole. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to organizations who contribute to the quality of life of the residents of the Borough of Ridgway. An advisory committee made up of Ridgway community leaders and residents is appointed by the Board of Directors of ECCF to review grant applications and distribute grants each year.
These 2017 grants were awarded to the following: Guardian Angel Center, $2,000 to provide clothing for children from needy families; Life and Independence for Today, $2,100 for Project Lifesaver ; Project Gifts for Kids, $1,000 for new toys at Christmas and in times of need; Ridgway Area School District, $5,659 for computer programming and robotics programs for FSG Elementary students; Ridgway Little League, $2,500 for re-grading and filling outfields; and PSU 4H Rifle Club, $4,000 for supplies for Air Rifle Program.
This year grant application requests totaled over $57,194. Grant monies were available to fund $17,259 of these requests. The Elk County Community Foundation encourages local residents and businesses to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help grow this community-oriented fund and increase the granting dollars available each year. Donations to the Ridgway Charitable Fund can be sent in care of the Elk County Community Foundation at PO Box 934 in St. Marys. For more information contact ECCF at 834-2125 or by email at ECCF 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.
Shown in Photo: