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Mission & History

Mission & History

The Elk County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter.

We Began with a Vision

The Elk County Community Foundation was started in the late 1990’s by a group of business and civic leaders, with the support of the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, who recognized the need for creating a perpetual funding stream to support Elk County—now and in the future. The Foundation was incorporated in 2000 and a year later was classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Foundation provides donors with a simple but powerful and highly personal approach to achieving their philanthropic goals while enhancing the quality of life for the people of Elk County.

We are Guided by our Mission

The mission of the Elk County Community Foundation is to strengthen our region through development, stewardship, and grantmaking as donors achieve their philanthropic goals.

Our mission guides our efforts as we work with:

  • • DONORS to help them support the particular issues and organizations they care about

  • • NONPROFITS to offer grant opportunities to assist in their work and projects

  • • STUDENTS as we administer scholarships that help them get the education they need

The Community Foundation is here to help donors make a lasting and meaningful impact on their community… now and forever.

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