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2018 Winter Discretionary Grant Awards

Foundation Helps Fund Projects Within the Nonprofit Community The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation recently distributed discretionary grants totaling $22,389.45 from several permanent endowments. The foundation awards discretionary grants twice each year. Seventeen local organizations received grants for their projects. They prioritize giving to improve upon the effectiveness of existing programs and support projects that incorporate [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

2018 Scholarship for Theological Study Available

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation announces the availability of the application for the Paul D. and Caroline S. Shafer Scholarship. The scholarship is presented annually to a student who is enrolled in an accredited theological school, divinity school, seminary or equivalent in a program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. The application deadline is [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

2018 Medical and Nursing Scholarships Available

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation announces the availability of applications for its nursing and medical scholarships. The application deadline is April 15. Eligibility criteria and on-line applications forms are available at http://www.crawfordheritage.org/scholarship/. The M. Lucille Runkel Nursing Scholarship is available to a resident of Crawford County or Mercer County who wishes to become a Registered [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

2018 Scholarships Available to High School Seniors

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation announces the availability of applications for its undergraduate scholarship programs. The application deadline is April 1. Eligibility criteria and on-line applications forms are available at http://www.crawfordheritage.org/scholarship/. The Foundation administers more than twenty scholarships for which graduating high school seniors from Crawford County may be eligible. Each scholarship has different eligibility [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Fund to Support Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science

David and Janet Miller of Meadville have established a permanent endowment with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. The David and Janet Miller Scholarship Fund will benefit the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. The school will use the money to award scholarships to their students to make the cost of their education more affordable. “After [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New Tax Law Might Change Charitable Giving

Christian Maher, Executive Director Passed at the end of 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will change the way Americans itemize their tax deductions. Nonprofit organizations across the country are wondering if it will also change the amount people give. The new tax law nearly doubles the standard deduction. It [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Wayland Cemetery Association Creates Endowment

An endowment has been established with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation to provide support for the Wayland Cemetery in East Mead Township. The Wayland Cemetery Association Endowment Fund is a permanent endowment whose purpose is to provide support for the maintenance and upkeep of the more than 200 year-old cemetery. “The key advantage of a [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

$29,000 in Scholarships Matched

Through the Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program, the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation has leveraged matching funds for more than half of their 2017 scholarship awards. The PATH Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Since the Foundation began participating in the program in 2004, a total of $308,333 [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Wright Family Descendants Fund Provides Perpetual Support for the Wayland Cemetery Association

Preserving a cemetery isn't just preserving a piece of property, it is preserving a family history, a community history. Every day, small cemetery associations struggle to find the resources to overcome the twin obstacles of time and weather. This year, Mary Recupero made a commitment to their memory by partnering with the Crawford Heritage Community [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Foundation Helps Fund Projects With Area Nonprofit Organizations

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation recently distributed discretionary grants totaling $23,325.00 from four permanent endowments. The Ben Franklin Trust and their Unrestricted Fund support projects in all parts of Crawford County. The Bernadene R. and John B. Cooley Fund supports programs for children and youth. The Fred Lintner Fund supports projects in the Titusville area. [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments