Elk County Fairgrounds receives $7,500 grant – more grants available

Pictured left to right: Jeremy Dorsey, Fair Board President; Laurey Stackpole Turner, Advisory Board of Stackpole Family Fund; Amy Peters, Fair Volunteer; Chris Lynn, Advisory Board of the Stackpole Family Fund; Alyssa Dobson, Fair Volunteer; Jessie Sheasley and Dalton Sheasley of Fairview Paving; Paula Eddy, ECCF Executive Director; Fair Volunteers, Sam Markert, Mick Armstrong, Chuck Hollobaugh, Brandy Hollobaugh

Elk County Fairgrounds receives $7,500 grant; more grants available to non-profits

St. Marys, PA: The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded $7,500 to the Elk County Fairgrounds from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. This fund is an open grant that supports worthy projects that provide services for the residents of our communities. Applications for the next round of grants from this fund will be accepted through October 15.

The Elk County Fairgrounds received a grant to pave a 431 foot by 12 foot area to improve access and mobility for any persons with disabilities to become ADA compliant. This grant allows them to be able to provide their many entertainment options to the entire community regardless of any limitations an individual may have. The Elk County Fair benefits six thousand people a year at their annual fair. They also rent buildings and grounds for other non-profit fundraisers, weddings, and church gatherings. Their goal is to provide a smooth, paved, safer, surface for all who enter the grounds.

Thousands of dollars in grants are currently available to 501c3 organizations, municipalities, and faith-based organizations through the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. If you have questions about the application process, whether or not your organization qualifies, or would like to speak to someone about your project, please call the Foundation office at 814-834-2125 or visit the Foundation website at www.elkcountyfoundation.org.

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.