CLEARFIELD – Although the deadline for the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation’s grants is fast approaching, there is still time for local charities to apply.
Each year the CCCF awards grants to non-profit organizations in Clearfield County. The deadline this year is Sept. 29 with grants being announced in January of 2018.
The 2016 grants were awarded to a variety of local organizations.
Among the recipients was the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre for its Seeds of Art Summer Camp, the Glen Richey Fireman’s Park for dugouts at its baseball/softball field, Haven House in DuBois for a video security system and the Mo-Valley Junior-Senior High School for a technical graphing system for its STEM curriculum.
Funds also went to support parenting programs, holiday meals for blind people and benefited seniors.
To be eligible for a grant award, applying agencies/organizations must provide services in Clearfield County. Grant application guidelines and forms can be downloaded from the foundation’s Web site: www.clearfieldcharitablefoundation.org.
Agencies can also request an application and guidelines by writing to the CCCF, P.O. Box 1442 Clearfield PA 16830, via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 814-592-7331.
Money for the grants comes from the CCCF’s Community Fund, an endowment established for the specific purpose of making grants to worthwhile projects benefiting Clearfield County communities.
The fund was established and continues to grow from contributions received from individuals, organizations and businesses. Additional funds come from the Kurtz Fund for organizations in Clearfield Borough/Curwensville Borough/Lawrence Township.
Contributions to these funds or any of the foundation’s endowment funds may be made at the Web site through Paypal or can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1442, Clearfield PA 16830.
Established in 2004, the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation is one of more than 300 community foundations in the United States, and its purpose is to enhance the quality of life in Clearfield County through the support of services that promote health, education, the arts, history, culture, conservation and the environment.
Currently the CCCF has 44 different funds including many local charitable groups and 12 scholarship funds. As of July 2017, the foundation’s assets have a market value close to $4 million.
The CCCF welcomes inquiries from potential donors or those interested in establishing funds to benefit local communities and organizations.