Press Archives

Below is an archive of past achievements and works in which the Foundation was involved.

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ECCF is Awarded the PANO Seal of Excellence

September 9, 2010
2010 has proven to be a benchmark year for the Elk County Community Foundation. In addition to celebrating their 10th anniversary and $1 million awarded in grants, the Foundation has been awarded the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing the Standards of Excellence certification program.

Ridgway Charitable Fund is now accepting Grant Requests.

August 25, 2010
The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) announces they are now accepting grant applications from non profit organizations that serve the residents of Ridgway. The Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to those non-profit organizations whose application reflects a purpose or project that will benefit the residents of the Borough of Ridgway.

Women Who Care Grant Applications Available

August 30, 2010
The 2010 Women Who Care Grant Application will be available starting May 1, 2010 with a deadline for submission of July 15th, 2010.

Donor Advisors for a Day

July 15, 2010
Three area residents recently had the opportunity to act as “Donor Advisors for a Day” by delegating funding to the organization of their choice through a program sponsored by the Elk County Community Foundation.

Dennis and Deborah Bonanno donor Advised Fund Awards Grants.

June 1, 2010
The Jay Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Bennett’s Valley Senior Citizens recently received a grant for the Dennis and Deborah Bonanno Donor Advised Fund held at the Elk County Community Foundation. Both organizations met with Paula Fritz Eddy, Executive Director of the Foundation to explain how their organization will use the funds.

Sashy and Gladys Kane Perpetual Scholarship Awarded

August 24, 2010
Each year, two students from Kane Area High School are awarded the Sashy and Gladys Kane Perpetual Scholarship, through the Elk County Community Foundation. These students must play an active role in their school and community in order to be selected for the scholarship. This year DeForest Long and Emelie Kerek were awarded the scholarship.

The Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 Establishes New Fund

May 14, 2010
The Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 recently established a fund at the Elk County Community Foundation. This new fund will be used to support the work of the Chapters new Youth Outdoor Committee.

Elk County Community Foundation Announces New Scholarship

September 1, 2010
The Foundation has a new scholarship from Ridgway Area School District. The Josh Launer Memorial Scholarship has been awarded in the past, but the School District decided to transfer the funds to the Foundation because it was the most cost effective way to manage these funds and would produce the most available dollars to the students.

2010 Scholarships Awards

June 23, 2010
The Elk County Community Foundation awarded a total of 85 scholarships to local students this year totaling $69,835.00 in scholarship funds. Graduating seniors from Elk County Catholic, St. Marys Area, Johnsonburg Area, Ridgway Area, Brockway Area, Dubois Area, and Kane Area were the recipients of these scholarships

Elk County Community Foundation Grants $1,000,000 over the past 10 years!

February 25, 2010
Recently, Elk County Community Foundation reported that the grant given to the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of their new tanker’s equipment marked the $1 millionth dollar granted since the Foundation was established 10 year ago.

Robert Martini Scholarship Awarded

August 10, 2010
Recently the Elk County Community Foundation awarded the Robert Martini Scholarship to 6 seniors. From Brockway Area are Michelle Mancuso, Ian Grecco, and Justin Salada, while those from Dubois Area are Brittany Bly, Erika Syktich, and Renee Pentz. This scholarship is awarded to seniors in those two high schools who play an active role in their school and community.

Elk County Community Foundation Prepares for Granting Cycle

June 1, 2010
The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) announces their annual granting cycle applications are now available to area nonprofit organizations. The ECCF welcomes applications for funding as part of its mission to promote the betterment of Elk County and to enhance the quality of the life for all residents.

Women Who Care Grant Applications Available

April 26, 2010
Women Who Care Grant Applications will be available as of May 1, 2010 with a deadline for submission by July 15th, 2010.

Ridgway Charitable Fund is now accepting Grant Requests.

August 25, 2010
The Elk County Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from non profit organizations that serve the residents of Ridgway. The Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to those non-profit organizations whose application reflects a purpose or project that will benefit the residents of the Borough of Ridgway.

Farmers National Bank Presents Check to ECCF

September 7, 2010
Recently Famers National Bank presented a $2,500 check to the Elk County Community Foundation. These funds will be included in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) which then will make grants available to area public schools to support innovative educational programs that do not fall within the typical academic program

Williams Medical Scholarship Awarded

September 8, 2010
The Joseph A. Williams Medical Scholarship was awarded to Tim Vollmer of St. Marys

Women Who Care Plans Annual Meeting

September 9, 2010
Members of the Women Who Care events committee recently met to assemble door prize baskets for their up coming meeting. The group will be holding their 1st Annual Membership & Grant Awarding Dinner at LaValle’s Italian Garden at the Royal Inn, Ridgway, PA on September 23, 2010.

Pheasant's Forever Fund Receives Support

September 15, 2010
Local Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 has started an endowment fund that will be used to provide a safe and quality outdoor oriented adventure for youth with a life-threatening illness or a severely limiting physical condition.

Women Who Care Awards Inaugural Grants

October 13, 2010
Women Who Care members present representatives from area organizations with checks for their community-based projects.

St. Marys Area EDC Receives Grant

November 10, 2010
The Elk County Community Foundation recently completed their Annual Granting Cycle from the Elk County Economic and Community Development Fund.

New Fund Established to Support Catholic Education

December 29, 2010
The Elk County Community Foundation recently met with two family members of Harold C. Lenze to finalize the creation of a new Fund at the Foundation. The Harold C. and Marguerite M. Lenze Tuition Assistance Fund for the St. Marys Catholic Elementary and Middle Schools(SMCEMS) will provide tuition assistance for families in need regardless of income.

Foundation Administers Dick Fava Memorial Scholarship

November 1, 2010
High School Graduations are just around the corner and for the Elk County Community Foundation, (ECCF) that means scholarships will soon be awarded to area students.