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Schetroma Bequest to Benefit Four Organizations

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation has received bequests from the estate of Russell L. Schetroma amounting to more than $2.3 million. The Russell L. Schetroma Fund will support the Meadville Public Library, Westar Institute, Chautauqua Institution’s Department of Religion and the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. The fund is a permanent endowment and will provide [...]

By |December 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Scholarship to Promote Science Careers

Richmond Township resident Lowell Edminster has established the Edminster Science Scholarship in tribute to numerous teachers who awakened his awareness of the universe as well as his forebears, Dale O. Edminster, William S. Edminster, and Junior Dale Edminster. The scholarship will help to subsidize the education of students from the Cambridge Springs and Maplewood attendance [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Grippi Fund Will Benefit Three Organizations

A bequest from the estate of Mary G. Grippi of Meadville has been used to establish a permanent charitable endowment with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. A percentage of the Joseph B. and Mary G. Grippi Fund will be paid to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (Meadville, Pennsylvania), St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) [...]

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

Grant Funds Available – Applications Due December 17

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation will accept applications for discretionary grants through 5:00 PM on Monday, December 17, 2018. Grant requests may be submitted by eligible tax-exempt nonprofits, governmental bodies, municipalities and schools. Grant guidelines and an application form may be reviewed on their web site at http://www.crawfordheritage.org/grants/grant-guidelines/. The Foundation awards discretionary grants twice each [...]

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

Foundation Receives $280,000 Unrestricted Gift

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation has received the single largest gift to its Unrestricted Fund. A bequest from the estate of Patricia Ann Downer of Pittsburgh, amounting to more than $280,000, was finalized in September. The gift was made in memory of the donor’s parents—Andrew McAlister Downer and Irene C. Downer. The amount of the [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Summer Round of Discretionary Grants Awarded

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation recently distributed discretionary grants totaling $32,150 from several permanent endowments. The foundation awards discretionary grants twice each year. Eighteen local organizations received grants for their projects. They prioritize giving to improve upon the effectiveness of existing programs and support projects that incorporate preventive or curative approaches to the problems and [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Titusville Linked Scholarship Helps Sisters Thrive

With support from a scholarship with Titusville origins, two Hydetown sisters completed their educations and returned to the community in jobs they’re passionate about. In May, Juliet Hilburn, 22, became the second person in her family to graduate from college with help from the Ross R. and Shirley A. Casella Scholarship. Juliet earned her bachelor’s [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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