CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation will hold its first public meeting Thursday at the Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus.
The CCCF is a local charitable endowment that funds charities within Clearfield County that grow and benefit the local community forever. It meets a broad range of developing and changing local needs.
The foundation provides a simple way to fulfill multiple charitable interests while keeping administrative expenses to a minimum. All funds go to the local charities.
Established in 2004, currently the foundation has 40 different funds, including many local charitable groups and eight scholarship funds. As of April, the foundation’s assets have a market value in excess of $2,000,000.
Its annual grants, through an application process, go to a wide variety of Clearfield Community not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and programs, flexible and responsive to a broad range of local interests.
Those interests include health, education, the arts, history, culture, conservation and the environment. The total funding for grants through 2014 is $34,436.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits of setting up a fund or in learning how to apply for the foundation’s grants should plan to attend.
The meeting is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Founders Hall, on the second floor of the Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus.
The CCCF is one of more than 35 community foundations in Pennsylvania and more than 700 in the United States each serving a specific geographic area. It is a 501(c)(3) charity listed with the IRS and the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Contributions to any of the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation’s funds can be made at the foundation Web site, www.Clearfieldcharitablefoundation.org or can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1442, Clearfield PA 16830.
Additional information regarding the foundation is available at the foundation’s Web site or by calling 814- 592-7331.