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Crawford Heritage

About Crawford Heritage

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. We help people make the most of their philanthropy by giving to endowed funds. Grant awards are made from these funds to support the causes donors care about as well as worthwhile programs we select. We manage more than 100 funds, which benefit more than 100 different organizations, scholarships and charitable purposes. More than $6 million has been awarded since our establishment in 1998 through 2017.

Community Matters to Foundations

The Crawford Heritage Foundation has changed its name to the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. Established in 1998, the organization serves all of Crawford County. “We have always been a community foundation. Our new name makes that clear. Awareness of this important segment of the philanthropic community has grown significantly in our region. The $100 million [...]

By |March 11th, 2010|News|0 Comments

Fund Helps Promote Manufacturing Careers

The Northwestern Pennsylvania National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) Education Foundation is dedicated to advancing the tool, die and manufacturing industry in the region. They have established an organizational endowment with the Crawford Heritage Foundation to support their work to promote the availability and viability of manufacturing careers and provide educational support to people seeking [...]

By |February 10th, 2010|News|0 Comments

Foundation Awards $11,000 in Grants

The Crawford Heritage Foundation gives back to the community through discretionary grants. They prioritize giving to improve upon the effectiveness of existing programs and support projects that incorporate preventive or curative approaches to the problems and challenges of our community. The foundation has recently awarded grants totaling $11,178 to fourteen different organizations. Grants are made [...]

By |February 10th, 2010|News|0 Comments

Endowment Helps the Show Go On

The Academy Theatre has helped to entertain Meadville for more than one-hundred years. An organizational endowment established with the Crawford Heritage Foundation to benefit the theatre will help to ensure that they will always be able to present quality performances to the community. “This endowment will help the theatre present the plays, musicals and concerts [...]

By |November 17th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Celebrate Charitable Giving During Community Foundation Week

The Crawford Heritage Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across the United States in celebrating charitable giving during Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2009. In 2007, community foundations gave an estimated $4.1 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts, education, environment, disaster relief, and health and human [...]

By |November 9th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Pymatuning Property Sale Creates Endowment

Property consisting of five lots in the Sportsmen Allotment near Pymatuning Lake in Linesville was given to the Crawford Heritage Foundation in July. It was a gift of Kenneth and Thomas Bair of Chelmsford and Upton, Massachusetts, respectively. The Foundation listed the property for sale in August and accepted an offer a short time later. [...]

By |November 6th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Foundation Awards $9,000 In Grants

The Board of Directors of the Crawford Heritage Foundation has approved discretionary grant awards totaling $9,644. Grants are made county-wide from the Crawford Heritage Foundation Unrestricted Fund and Ben Franklin Trust, in the Titusville area from the Fred Lintner Fund and from the Bernadene R. and John B. Cooley Fund to benefit programs for children [...]

By |August 26th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Foundation Awards Medical Scholarships

The Crawford Heritage Foundation presents two scholarships each year to students from Crawford County enrolled in an accredited graduate program leading to a degree of doctor of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy or podiatry. The Meadville Medical Center Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship honors the deceased members of the hospital’s medical staff. The Thomas M. Watson Memorial Scholarship [...]

By |June 17th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Philanthropist Leaves Foundation $1.4 Million

The Crawford Heritage Foundation has received the largest gift in its history from the estate of Blanche H. Stuller of Meadville. An initial payment of $475,000—of an estimated $1.4 million—was made in November. The money will be used to establish a permanent endowment. Each and every year, forever, a percentage will be granted to fourteen [...]

By |December 28th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Fund Benefits Library and Medical Center

A $300,000 bequest from the estate of Donald G. Leberman of Meadville has been used to establish a permanent charitable endowment with the Crawford Heritage Foundation. Each and every year—forever—a percentage of the Donald G. and Ruth E. Leberman Fund will be paid to Meadville Medical Center and Meadville Public Library. “Don was always generous [...]

By |December 23rd, 2008|News|0 Comments