Clearfield County Charitable Foundation Awards Local Grants

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation recently awarded grants to four local community agencies and organizations.

The Clearfield County SPCA received $1,000 for an animal control room in their new facility; the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. $500 to apply to the costs of its 2013 Fall Festival; Central Pennsylvania Community Action $1,000 for the CPCA Carnation Instant Breakfast program; and the Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center $1,000 to implement a diagnostic assessment tool in their behavioral health programs.

For the 2012 grant award competition, a total of eight applications were submitted, each of which represented a service or program in support of local communities. The grant recipients were selected through a competitive review process from all applications submitted.

These grants were made from money held by the foundation in its Community Fund.

According to foundation President Kevin McMillen, “The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation is pleased to be able to award grants to support important projects.

“Unfortunately, the foundation received more requests for high quality programs and services than we were able to fund this year. It is our hope that as our Community Fund grows, we will be able to provide a greater number of grants in future years.”

The foundation’s Community Fund represents an endowment established for the specific purpose of making grants to worthwhile projects benefitting Clearfield County communities. The fund was established and continues to grow from contributions received from individuals, organizations and businesses. The foundation accepts donations to the Community Fund at any time during the year.

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, social welfare, public and urban affairs, arts and culture, conservation and the environment. The Foundation accomplishes this by stimulating the establishment of endowments to serve local communities now and in the future, and by awarding grants to local charitable organizations.

The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation welcomes inquiries from potential donors or those interested in establishing funds to benefit local communities and organizations. Additional information regarding the Foundation is available at the foundation’s Web site (www.Clearfieldcharitablefoundation.org) or by calling 814-592-7331. Contributions to the Community Fund or any of the foundation’s endowment funds may be mailed to: P.O. Box 1442, Clearfield PA 16830.

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