Grant Applications


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE DOWNLOADED, 

FILLED OUT, AND EMAILED BACK TO

THE FOUNDATION IN THE ORIGNIAL PDF FORMAT!

A signed executed application and all other

supporting materials should be mailed US Postal mail. 


 

Elk County Development Fund

Applications for the Elk County Development Fund grants are currently being distributed in August and February and must be submitted to the Foundation by July 15 and January 15 respectively.  It is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and Executive Director to accept proposals other time of the year. The Foundation generally looks to support community development initiatives that will enhance the economic and community wellbeing of Elk County.  Distribution from the grants can be used to meet special project or program needs of organizations serving the people of Elk County. The Foundation encourages organizations that will serve a particular need of the community and will make a lasting impact on the overall community to apply.  The Foundation seeks to fund projects or activities that will serve the needs of many in the community rather than the needs of a few individuals.  Projects should include activities that are innovative and have a plan to be sustained themselves.   In addition, grants are made to support programs serving all persons regardless of race, religion or creed and are made only to tax-exempt, charitable organizations. Please contact the foundation for further information. 

2017 Grant Application.pdf This form MUST be downloaded and returned via email to eccf@windstream.net along with a Word Document narrative. A signed executed application and all other supporting materials should be mailed US Postal mail.

 

Fund for the Future

These dollars are combined with the Elk County Development Fund dollars and will be awarded at the same time with about the same criteria. Awards for the Fund of the Future grants are generally distributed in August and must be submitted to the Foundation by July 15 together with the Elk County Development Fund.  Only one application is necessary for both the Elk County Development Fund and the Fund of the  Future.  

 

Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund

The Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund is a merging of two funds held at the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF). The Harrison C. Stackpole Family Fund had been at the Elk County Community Foundation for some time and the Muriel Dauer Stackpole Foundation was brought to the ECCF the summer of 2006The Advisors for the fund are made up of the Stackpole's family and friends. Their goal is to ensure that the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund continues the good works that both Mr. & Mrs. Stackpole had done in our community during their lifetime and to support the philanthropic causes that were important to both of them. 

Applications for the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund are accepted and reviewed quarterly. Please contact the foundation for specific deadline dates, generally they are due Jan 15, April 15, July 15 and Oct 15.

2017 H & M Grant Application.pdf This form MUST be downloaded and returned via email to eccf@windstream.net along with a Word Document narrative. A signed executed application and all other supporting materials should be mailed US Postal mail.

 

Elk County Society for Special Services

The Elk County Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications from any nonprofit agency which provides services for the purposes of providing Pre-K education.   The application should improve programs that are already established or develop new programs.   The funds will not cover direct operating expenses of an agency rather it hopes to enhance already established programs.   This grant cycle has a deadline of January 15 annually.  Applications will be acted upon and awared  by March 1.

Over the years many local, caring people gave of their time, talents, and found available resources to provide for student at a time when other agencies or schools where unable to do it.  Innovation in programming to meet the needs of our community had evolved through the years -- from special needs of children to literacy, hearing, speech -- as well as quality early learning initiatives which were not available through normal channels for many years.  The dedicated board always found a way to 'get it done' on a shoestring budget funded in large part through private donations and limited funding sources.  This perpetual monetary fund will help those agencies and groups enhance their programing needs, fund special projects, and maximize the impact of giving back to the community.

2017 ECSSS Grant Application.pdf This form MUST be downloaded and returned via email to eccf@windstream.net along with a Word Document narrative. A signed executed application and all other supporting materials should be mailed US Postal mail. 

The Ridgway Borough Charitable Fund

 A gift was received from the estate of Sara-Jane Stackpole to establish a very special fund at the Elk County Community Foundation to benefit the non profit agencies that serve Ridgway Borough residents.  It was Sara-Jane’s wish that the Foundation appoints an Advisory Board of five individuals to represent various groups of people existing in the Borough of Ridgway.

 We at the Foundation are pleased that we have been able to gather what we consider to be a very appropriate committee to comply with her request.  They have been chosen because of their varying interests and roles they play within the community.  Serving on the Advisory Board are:   Joe Bullers, Derrick Goode, Mary Jane Oknefski, Mike Renaud and Linda White.

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.  Board member from this Advisory Board will then make grant recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for their review and consideration.

 Individuals, groups or organizations interested in making a donation or applying for funds, can contact the Foundation. Application will be accepted annually on or before September 15.  For information on applying for a grant and an application, please  contact the foundation . 

2017 Ridgway Borough Grant Application.pdf  This form MUST be downloaded and returned via email to eccf@windstream.net along with a Word Document narrative.  A signed executed application and all other supporting materials should be mailed US Postal mail.

Women  Who Care Fund

Applications for the Women Who Care funds must be from eligible 501(c)(3) organizations who enhance the quality of life for families in Elk County. Click here for more information about the Women Who Care Fund. The application deadline is August 15. More information on applying can be obtained by contacting the Elk County Community Foundation.

Download the 2017 WWC Grant Application 7.17.pdfThis form MUST be downloaded and returned via email to eccf@windstream.net along with a Word Document narrative. A signed executed application and all other supporting materials should be mailed US Postal mail. 

 

The Animal Emergency Care Fund

The Animal Emergency Care Fund will be distributed to any qualifying agency that provides medical emergency surgery for a shelter or foster animal in the Elk County Area.   A nonprofit agency like the Elk County Humane Society, but not limited to, must submit a written request that details the number of surgeries, the types of surgery and the dollars need to provide the services to the Foundation. The request at this time does not require a formal application, but should include documentation that supports the need, and who provided the services along with invoices and/or receipts. These funds are typically awarded in the fall of each calendar year.

 The Fund has been set up to cover costs of emergency treatment of animals presented to the humane officer and/or a qualifying nonprofit agency.  The animal would have sustained acute injuries or other severe medical problems requiring immediate veterinary care. Examples would include vehicular trauma, gunshot/arrow wounds, lacerations, dystocia, etc. Phone consult with an on-call veterinarian could help determine emergency status.  A reasonably hopeful prognosis would be desirable, so as not to use limited funds on hopeless cases better served with euthanasia.

Funds distributed will be reviewed by the Foundation Grants Committee who may require a veterinary consultant for their review process.  If you have any questions please contact the Foundation at 814-834-2125 or eccf@windstream.net .