Discretionary Grant Awards

We have improved Crawford County by supporting a variety of programs through discretionary grants from the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund, Ben Franklin Trust, Bernadene R. and John B. Cooley Fund, Titusville Fund,  Albert L. Carlson Fund, Fred Lintner Fund and the Marian and Vincent Barsch Fund . To-date, more than $6 million has been awarded to over 100 different organizations. Click below for a list of grant awards sorted by year.

Date Fund Description

Amount

July 2000 Unrestricted The Crawford County Historical Society was supported in their effort to publish a “A Significant Past: Photographs of African-Americans in Crawford County, 1800-1950.” $3,200
July 2000 Unrestricted Family Planning Services was provided with funds to develop and distribute the “Teen Connections Handbook” a community resource booklet to approximately 5,000 teenagers in Crawford County. $800
July 2000 Unrestricted The Titusville Leisure Services Board was given funding for the purchase of materials to improve the Roberts Grove Community Recreational Park. $1,000
Date Fund Description

Amount

July 2000 Unrestricted The Crawford County Historical Society was supported in their effort to publish a “A Significant Past: Photographs of African-Americans in Crawford County, 1800-1950.” $3,200
July 2000 Unrestricted Family Planning Services was provided with funds to develop and distribute the “Teen Connections Handbook” a community resource booklet to approximately 5,000 teenagers in Crawford County. $800
July 2000 Unrestricted The Titusville Leisure Services Board was given funding for the purchase of materials to improve the Roberts Grove Community Recreational Park. $1,000

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2001 Unrestricted Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Crawford County received a grant to assist outreach efforts recruiting volunteers to work with at-risk youth. $1,000
Jan. 2001 Unrestricted Awareness of end-of-life issues and bereavement services offered in area schools by Hospice of Crawford County through in-services to school systems and teaching staff, workbooks and presentation supplies was funded. $2,400
Jan. 2001 Unrestricted The Meadville Area Free Clinic received a grant to pay for a month of prescription vouchers for in-need patients. $1,500
Jan. 2001 Unrestricted Arts programs to seniors in assisted living and nursing situations were established through funding the Meadville Council on the Arts’ “Widening Horizons for the Elderly” project. $600
June 2001 Unrestricted Scholarships for five low-income children to attend the Academy Theater’s “Academy Kidz” Summer Theatre Day Camp were funded. $625
June 2001 Unrestricted The Harry T. Burleigh Society researched and wrote the video, teacher guide and Web site for “Flight to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Western Pennsylvania” with their grant. $1,815
June 2001 Unrestricted Refurbishment of the front garden and sign at Burgess Park was accomplished through a grant to the Titusville Garden Club. $1,000

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2002 Unrestricted A grant to the Titusville Shade Tree Commission pruned younger and mid-sized trees, to develop a stronger, healthier urban forest. $300
Jan. 2002 Unrestricted The Meadville Area Free Clinic received a grant to pay for a month of prescription vouchers for in-need patients. $1,100
Jan. 2002 Unrestricted Crawford County Coalition on Housing Needs received funds for the purchase of vinyl windows for a new homeless shelter. $1,100
July 2002 Unrestricted Ten underprivileged children learned computer skills with the help of an award to the Crawford County Regional Alliance’s summer computer camp. $500
July 2002 Unrestricted Artwork from renowned artist Gerson Leiber has an improved display area due to an award to the Titusville Alumni Association towards creation of a community room. $500
July 2002 Unrestricted Cochranton Area Greenways, Inc. was given a grant towards creation of a two-mile walking/biking trail around the borough of Cochranton. $1,300
July 2002 Unrestricted The Conneaut Valley Health Center improved the efficiency of service offered in their medically underserved area with a grant towards the purchase of a computer. $1,300

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2003 Unrestricted Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County, Inc. implemented a program to recruit volunteers to mentor at-risk youth. $900
Jan. 2003 Unrestricted Crawford County Coalition on Housing Needs, Inc. used grant funding towards electrical work at their emergency shelter. $900
Jan. 2003 Unrestricted Women’s Services, Inc. purchased new countertops for the kitchen of their emergency shelter with a grant. $900
July 2003 Unrestricted/Franklin The Academy Theatre Foundation received a grant to provide scholarships for low-income young people to attend the “Academy Kidz Summer Theatre Day Camp.” The camp is designed to build participants confidence and instill an appreciation of the performing arts. $325
July 2003 Unrestricted A grant was made towards the Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Youth Business Education Program.” The program develops the area’s future workforce through educational programs teaching high school students about business, economics and the free enterprise system. $750
July 2003 Unrestricted/Franklin The Titusville Council on the Arts presented a diverse mix of musical art forms to the community as part of their “Summer Concert Series” with the assistance of a grant. $500
July 2003 Unrestricted As part of “Make A Difference Day,” The United Way of Western Crawford County coordinated volunteer completion of nearly thirty maintenance and renovation projects for low-income homeowners and senior citizens with a grant towards materials. $1,600

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2004 Unrestricted A grant to Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. helped to improve organizational efficiency through the purchase of two computer systems. $1,000
Jan. 2004 Unrestricted The Meadville Area Free Clinic received a grant to pay for a month of prescription vouchers for in-need patients. $1,000
Jan. 2004 Unrestricted Women’s Services purchased a washing machine for the organization’s emergency shelter with their grant award. $500
Jan. 2004 Franklin A grant to the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society paid some of the cost of repairing exit doors at the Community House in Conneaut Lake. $350
Jan. 2004 Franklin The Conneaut Valley Economic and Industrial Development Agency was able to defray a portion of the costs of paving the parking area and towpath at the Conneaut Valley Historical Canal Park with grant funding. $350
Jan. 2004 Lintner Genesis Project, Inc. began development of an anti-drug coalition with their grant. $1,850
Jan. 2004 Lintner The Titusville Area Hospital improved the treatment and education services provided by their Dental Health Services mobile unit with a grant. $1,850
Jan. 2004 Lintner The Titusville Garden Club beautified the Southern entry to Titusville with a grant towards materials. $500
July 2004 Unrestricted Child to Family Connections received a grant to purchase educational materials, books, videos and games for the Resources for Families Project, which works toward the positive development of at-risk families. $500
July 2004 Unrestricted Cussewago Township, PTO and Little League were awarded a grant towards paving and improvements to a walking trail and little league baseball fields. $1,000
July 2004 Unrestricted Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, Inc. received a grant to assist with the presentation of Pin Points Traveling Theatre’s play, “1001 Black Inventions” at Meadville Senior High School. $1,000
July 2004 Lintner The Titusville Council on the Arts presented a diverse mix of musical art forms to the community as part of their “Summer Concert Series” with the assistance of a grant. $1,000
July 2004 Lintner Titusville Renaissance, Inc. received funding towards the purchase of trees as part of a downtown beautification project near the Drake Mall parking lot. $2,000
July 2004 Lintner Scholarships to at-risk, low-income children for the YMCA of Titusville’s“Summer 2004 Day Camp” were funded. $1,200

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2006 Unrestricted The Academy Theatre received a grant towards the purchase of microphones to enhance sound-quality for theatergoers. $600
Jan. 2006 Unrestricted/Franklin The Crawford County READ Program (Crawford County Literacy Council, Inc.) was given a grant to purchase books for literacy instruction at the Crawford County Correctional Facility. Assignments based upon the books helped to improve basic reading, writing and work-related skills in an effort to prepare inmates for post-release life and reduce the risk of recidivism. $700
Jan. 2006 Lintner Genesis Project, Inc. seeks to counteract the increase in illegal and prescription drug abuse in the Titusville area. With the assistance of a grant, the “Zero Tolerance Marketing Campaign” informed, educated and provided treatment referral information to help affected people and families. $1,750
Jan. 2006 Unrestricted The Meadville Area Free Clinic received a grant to pay for one month of prescription vouchers for patients who cannot afford medical insurance, but earn too much to qualify for medical assistance. Patients can then begin treatment without concern for how to afford their medication. $1,000
Jan. 2006 Unrestricted A grant to the Penn Lakes Girl Scout Council, Inc. implemented the “Uniquely Me” program at William Gill Commons to teach girls about positive self-image, stress management and healthy living. With higher self-esteem, participants were more likely to do better in school and less likely to succumb to negative peer pressure. $900
Jan. 2006 Lintner Titusville Renaissance, Inc. received a grant towards a project to help beautify downtown with decorative banners to welcome visitors. $1,350
Jan. 2006 Lintner An intergenerational picnic, bringing together school-age children and senior citizens for a day of socialization and interactive music, art and technology programs was hosted by the Titusville Senior Citizens Corporation with the help of a grant. $1,500
Jan. 2006 Unrestricted Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community received a grant towards purchase of a wheelchair-accessible bus, which keeps residents active in the community by transporting them to local shopping areas and social and cultural events. $500
July 2006 Unrestricted/Franklin Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County provides adult mentors to improve children’s self-esteem, keep them active in school and away from alcohol and illegal drugs. With assistance from a grant, the organization’s Meadville office was insulated to reduce heating costs. $1,380
July 2006 Lintner Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County provides adult mentors to improve children’s self-esteem, keep them active in school and away from alcohol and illegal drugs. A grant purchased a computer for the Titusville office to help improve administrative efficiency. $1,000
July 2006 Unrestricted Center for Family Services’ “Parenting Together Project” teaches parenting and nurturing skills to help people raise strong and healthy children and prevent abuse. A grant was made towards the purchase of a computer for the project. $600
July 2006 Unrestricted Through “Project Warm Winter” the Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS) distributed and installed temporary weatherization products in the homes of low-income people to reduce their heating costs. A grant defrayed the cost of weatherization products such as window kits and weather stripping. $1,500
July 2006 Lintner The Titusville Area Hospital continued to improve the oral health of the community through the work of their Dental Health Services mobile unit. Several dental instruments were purchased with a grant. $2,000
July 2006 Lintner The Titusville Council on the Arts presents high-quality cultural programs to the community. They were able to sell tickets for a concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass at reasonable prices with assistance from a grant. $500
July 2006 Lintner The “IMPACT Peer Mentoring Program” of the YWCA of Titusvilleprovides mentors to assist people with mental health concerns between visits to a counselor. Program supplies were purchased using a grant. $1,000

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2007 Unrestricted The Crawford County READ Program (Crawford County Literacy Council)received a grant to support their work to improve adult and family literacy. New multi-media equipment was purchased to help instructors teach more efficiently. $1,000
Jan. 2007 Lintner Erie Homes for Children and Adults improved daily life for residents of two of their community homes in Titusville. Safety, adaptive and therapeutic equipment will be obtained with the assistance of a grant. $2,000
Jan. 2007 Unrestricted The Meadville Area Free Clinic received a grant to pay for one month of prescription vouchers for patients who cannot afford medical insurance, but earn too much to qualify for medical assistance. Patients can then begin treatment without concern for how to afford their medication. $1,000
Jan. 2007 Unrestricted A grant to the Meadville Family YMCA defrayed part of the cost to upgrade their pool filtration system. This ensures its availability for the more than 100 people each day who depend on it for their physical fitness. $2,000
Jan. 2007 Lintner The Titusville Area School District used a grant to assist in production of the high school’s literary magazine, which promotes creative writing and appreciation of the arts in the school and community. $300
Jan. 2007 Lintner An intergenerational picnic, bringing together school-age children and senior citizens for a day of socialization and interactive music, art and history programs was hosted by the Titusville Senior Citizens Corporationwith the help of a grant. $500
Jan. 2007 Lintner The Titusville Shade Tree Commission works to build and maintain strong and healthy urban wooded areas. A grant helped to continue revitalization of the bicentennial tree honorary in Scheide Park. $1,000
June 2007 Franklin The United Way of Western Crawford County received a grant to help fund a health and human services needs assessment study. The county-wide project, conducted in partnership with the Titusville United Way, ensures that programs and services are appropriately meeting the needs of people in our community. $775
July 2007 Unrestricted Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES) received a grant to help implement the Pennsylvania Business Week program at high schools in Penncrest School District. The program educates students about the benefits of the free enterprise system. $1,450
July 2007 Unrestricted Allegheny College’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) received a grant to the “Healthy Children, Healthy Homes” program. Through the program, parents are educated how to reduce the risk of preventable childhood disease and keep their children healthier. $1,200
July 2007 Unrestricted Housing counselors at the Center for Family Services, Inc. (CFS) give people the tools they need to become responsible and successful homeowners. A counselor attended a weeklong training symposium with assistance from a grant. The knowledge acquired helped assure the continued quality of the housing counseling program. $1,340
July 2007 Lintner Genesis Project, Inc. implements drug prevention education programs in the Titusville area. Grant funds assisted a program encouraging young people to lead a healthy life and not to use illegally obtained prescription and other drugs. $2,330
July 2007 Lintner A grant to the Oil Region Alliance defrayed part of the materials cost to erect a reproduction oil derrick at the Route 8 entrance to the City of Titusville. The derrick is part of a promotion to welcome visitors to the region as part of the 150th anniversary of the oil industry in Pennsylvania. $1,500
July 2007 Lintner The Titusville Toy Shop helps countless children experience the joy of receiving a holiday gift. More than 2,000 wooden toys are manufactured and distributed by this all-volunteer effort each year. To keep the operation running, a grant was made towards the purchase of a new band saw. $2,334

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2008 Cooley More than fifty young adults developed and applied leadership skills through Crawford County 4-H programs. A grant helped defray the cost for each participant. $1,000
Jan. 2008 Cooley Creating Landscapes is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program sponsored by Allegheny College. Collaboration with Second District Elementary School improved students literacy and mathematics skills. A grant capitalized on this success by providing first-grade students with scholarships to attend the Creating Landscapes summer program. $1,000
Jan. 2008 Unrestricted The Academy Theatre improved their ability to present high quality performing arts events through backstage renovations with the assistance of a grant. $955
Jan. 2008 Unrestricted A grant toward the purchase of new office equipment helped theConneaut Valley Health Center in Meadville to improve organizational efficiency and provide better service. $500
Jan. 2008 Unrestricted The French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society used a grant to assist in moving Erie Locomotive #518 to Meadville and putting it on display with their Erie-Lackawanna Railroad caboose. $1,500
Jan. 2008 Unrestricted Public Broadcasting of Northwest Pennsylvania, Inc offers the “GED for Me!” program. This on-line educational curriculum helps adults to achieve a high school equivalency diploma. A grant helped defray some of the costs for Crawford County students. $950
Jan. 2008 Unrestricted Women’s Services, Inc. improved the quality and effectiveness of their program through enhancement of staff and volunteer training. A grant to purchase a multimedia projector and screen assisted in this effort. $1,300
Jan. 2008 Franklin A grant helped the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizationsimplement standards for excellence training sessions in Crawford County. The nonprofits attending learned to improve their operational systems in order to be more accountable and effective. $800
Jan. 2008 Lintner The health and well-being of residents of two community homes in Titusville operated by Erie Homes for Children and Adults were enhanced through the purchase of safety, adaptive and therapeutic equipment. $1,600
Jan. 2008 Lintner Students at Titusville High School learned about the oil industry and the journalism of Ida Tarbell through an historical reenactment. A grant helped recreate a 1939 event honoring Tarbell in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of her birth. $480
Jan. 2008 Lintner The Titusville Area Senior Citizens Corporation received a grant in support of an intergenerational program. A field trip to the Edinboro University planetarium fostered education and interaction between senior citizens and children. $1,100
Jan. 2008 Lintner The Titusville Council on the Arts helped educate the community of the historic impact of the lumber industry on our region. An artistic display was constructed with assistance from a grant. $700
Jan. 2008 Lintner Titusville Renaissance, Inc. worked to provide the community with an attractive and useful outdoor recreation area through the restoration of Fleming Park. A grant of for the purchase of a Victorian-style bench supported this effort. $1,100
July 2008 Unrestricted/ Cooley Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES) received a grant to implement the Pennsylvania Business Week program at high schools in Penncrest School District. The program educates students about the benefits of the free enterprise system. $1,000
July 2008 Lintner Associated Charities of Titusville provides food to people in-need at no-cost. Consolidation and expansion of their food pantry in a central location helped them improve efficiency and keep pace with increased demand. New shelving was purchased with assistance from a grant. $1,000
July 2008 Unrestricted/ Cooley Allegheny College’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) received a grant to the “Healthy Children, Healthy Homes” program. Through it, parents are educated how to reduce the risk of preventable childhood disease and keep their children healthier. $1,200
July 2008 Unrestricted Child to Family Connections provides a family behavior therapy program aimed at improving the interpersonal skills and mental health of participating families. Several assessment and diagnostic tools are used to evaluate family members. A grant was used to purchase these resources. $550
July 2008 Unrestricted/ Cooley Crawford Central School District begins music education in the fourth grade. Students who desire to play an instrument but lack the money to purchase or rent their own may be lent one from the school if they are available. A grant purchased four trombones to help replenish the supply of loaner instruments. $1,500
July 2008 Unrestricted A grant to Meadville Community Theatre helped to defray part of the cost to purchase a new lightboard. The upgraded equipment allows them to present dramatic programs with more elaborate lighting designs. $500
July 2008 Unrestricted The Meadville Council on the Arts “Taste of the Arts” program provides art instruction to senior citizens living in nursing and assisted living facilities. Lessons provide them with a way to remain active and express their creativity. A grant purchased art supplies. $500
July 2008 Unrestricted Every two years the Meadville Garden Club presents “Trees of Christmas” at the Baldwin Reynolds House. A grant helped defray the cost of trees and poinsettias for the event in order to keep admission affordable for local families. $750
July 2008 Lintner A grant to the Titusville Shade Tree Commission will support pruning efforts to develop a stronger, healthier urban forest. $1,000
July 2008 Unrestricted/ Cooley The YMCA of Meadville installed childproof windows in toddler and preschool classrooms to provide a safer environment for children. $2,500
July 2008 Lintner The YMCA of Titusville runs a summer program for children in grades 1-5. The curriculum promotes health and well-being through social, educational, cultural and physical fitness activities. A grant was used to purchase program supplies. $1,200
July 2008 Lintner The YWCA of Titusville “Fun Factory” is a school readiness program that promotes the social and intellectual development of children aged two to five years. A grant provided scholarships to children from low-income families. $2,000

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Date

Fund

Description

Amount

Jan. 2010

Cooley

Child to Family Connections works to unify families after a child has been removed from its care. Their intensive program helps family members develop the communication and behavioral skills necessary to build healthy relationships and ultimately regain custody. Assessment tools to measure program outcomes were purchased with a grant.

$720

Jan. 2010

Lintner

Erie Homes for Children and Adults provides care for people with developmental disabilities. A grant purchased therapeutic equipment to improve the health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities residing in a Titusville group home.

$500

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted

The French Creek Valley Conservancy is devoted to preserving the biological diversity of French Creek, which provides habitat for more than 80 species of fish and 26 species of freshwater mussels. Their annual creek clean-up event was expanded in scope with assistance from a grant to purchase equipment and supplies.

$1,080

Jan. 2010

Cooley

A grant to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania purchased “Journey” handbooks to keep the price for participation affordable for girls from Crawford Central School District. Girl Scouting promotes a positive self-image, stress management and healthy living. Participants are more likely to do better in school and less likely to succumb to negative peer pressure.

$770

Jan. 2010

Cooley/Unrestricted

Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania helps young people to become financially literate and workforce ready. A grant helped present educational programs at schools in Crawford Central School District.

$1,000

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted

The Meadville Council on the Arts purchased keyboards to expand their music education program to include group piano lessons with a grant. Children who learn and practice music are likely to develop areas of the brain linked to spatial intelligence and improve their academic performance.

$516

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted

Mystic Mountain Training Center in Cambridge Springs is home to a summer camp as well as year-round equestrian, outdoor and environmental programs. A grant purchased building materials for a climbing wall and ropes course to be used in team building activities.

$700

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted

The Pennsylvania Council on Economic Education promotes financial literacy through the “Stock Market Game.” A grant helped present the program at schools in Crawford Central School District.

$500

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted/Franklin

Many local job seekers want to be considered for higher-paying careers but lack the mathematical skills needed by businesses. TheRegional Center for Workforce Excellence—in collaboration with the PA Careerlink®, READ Program and PMI—sponsors math enrichment courses to address this need. A grant purchased text books for the coursework.

$892

Jan. 2010

Lintner

Children born to mothers who smoke are more prone to intellectual problems and long-term illness. A program of theTitusville Area Hospital provides support and incentives to pregnant and post-partum women who quit smoking and remain smoke-free. A grant helped more children to be born smoke-free and healthy.

$875

Jan. 2010

Lintner

The Titusville Area Senior Citizens Corporation received a grant in support of their intergenerational pen-pal program which fosters education and interaction between senior citizens and children.

$875

Jan. 2010

Lintner

A grant to the Titusville Shade Tree Commission purchased three trees to help develop a stronger, healthier urban forest.

$750

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted

Women’s Services, Inc. supports victims of domestic and sexual violence through counseling and emergency shelter, among other services. A grant helped improve administrative efficiency through the purchase of a computer capable of running desktop publishing applications.

$500

Jan. 2010

Unrestricted/
Lintner

The YMCA of Titusville runs an after-school enrichment program for children in grades 1-5. The curriculum promotes health and well-being through social, educational, cultural and physical fitness activities. A grant was used to purchase program supplies.

$1,500

July 2010 Unrestricted The Academy Theatre improved its ability to present high quality performing arts events through the purchase of wireless microphones for use by performers with the assistance of a grant. $1,060
July 2010 Cooley Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County provides adult mentors to improve children’s self-esteem, keep them active in school and away from alcohol and illegal drugs. A grant supported staff training and purchase an all-in-one printer to help improve administrative efficiency. $880
July 2010 Cooley The French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of America used a grant to purchase canopies for use as program stations and for rain and sun protection at Cub Scout Day Camp in Saegertown. $700
July 2010 Unrestricted Housing counselors at the Center for Family Services, Inc. give people the tools they need to become responsible and successful homeowners. A grant for the purchase of computers helped to improve client services and staff efficiency. $1,250
July 2010 Unrestricted/Cooley Crawford County 4-H promoted an interest in science and help young people develop life skills through their embryology in the classroom curriculum with assistance from a grant. $1,000
July 2010 Unrestricted The Crawford County Care Center provides quality nursing care to elders in a residential setting. A sound and music system for the facility’s main dining room was purchased to create a more enjoyable atmosphere for residents with help from a grant. $1,100
July 2010 Unrestricted The Crawford County READ Program (Crawford County Literacy Council) works to improve adult literacy and employability. They implemented the International Certificate of Digital Learning curriculum with assistance from a grant. The program teaches basic computer concepts such as word processing and database and file management. $2,400
July 2010 Unrestricted Erie Homes for Children and Adults provides care for people with developmental disabilities. A grant purchased therapeutic equipment to improve the health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities residing in a Titusville group home. $700
July 2010 Unrestricted The Meadville Garden Club presents “Trees of Christmas” at the Baldwin Reynolds House every two years. A grant helped defray the cost of trees and poinsettias for the event in order to keep admission affordable for local families. $1,200
July 2010 Unrestricted/Lintner Students at Titusville High School learned about the oil industry and the journalism of Ida Tarbell through an historical reenactment. A 1939 event honoring Tarbell was recreated with help from a grant to the Titusville Alumni Association. $650
July 2010 Unrestricted/Lintner The Titusville Area United Way’s Center for Financial Independence helps low- to moderate-income people to prepare tax returns to take advantage of the earned income tax-credit and teaches how to reduce debt and build assets. A grant defrayed the cost of computer hardware and program fees. $2,250
July 2010 Unrestricted A grant was made to the United Way of Western Crawford County. It was used to defray the cost of materials for roofing, handicapped access ramps and other minor home repairs completed by the French Creek Valley Community Improvement Center for low-income and senior citizen homeowners. $2,250
July 2010 Unrestricted/Lintner The YWCA of Titusville is focused on empowering women and celebrating cultural differences. A grant helped to promote healthy lifestyles through the purchase of recreational equipment. $2,440

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2011 Unrestricted Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES) implemented the Pennsylvania Business Week program at high schools in PENNCREST School District. The program educates students about the benefits of the free enterprise system. $350
Jan. 2011 Franklin The Borough of Conneaut Lake purchased signage to promote the newly-created Conneaut Lake Heritage Farmer’s Market. $330
Jan. 2011 Cooley Cambridge Springs Public Library purchased supplies for book and craft clubs to encourage elementary students to read and stay involved in education during summer months. $542
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted The Crawford County Career & Technical Center helps to improve the local healthcare system by providing practical nursing training. Current reference materials were purchased. $800
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted The Crawford County Coalition on Housing Needs provides shelter for domestic violence-affected and homeless families. An award helped to purchase a surveillance and recording system to increase security at their Liberty House residence. $800
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted The Family & Community Christian Association promoted literacy among pre-schoolers in Head Start, Pre-K Counts and other regional child care facilities. Books for distribution to students will be purchased with assistance from an $800 award. $800
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted The French Creek Council of Governments helped implement a vehicle tire recycling event in an effort to clean up streams and properties. $1,000
Jan. 2011 Cooley Nutritious after-school snacks were provided to participants in a mentoring program of the Meadville Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Corporation. $892
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted The Meadville Council on the Arts purchased keyboards to expand their group piano lessons. Children who learn and practice music are likely to develop areas of the brain linked to spatial intelligence and improve their academic performance. $650
Jan. 2011 Lintner The Oil Region Alliance is preserving the historic childhood home of journalist and author Ida Tarbell. Construction of a handicapped-access ramp and entrance onto the Titusville landmark was assisted. $1,000
Jan. 2011 Lintner The Titusville Area Senior Citizens Corporation improved programming to promote lifelong learning through the purchase of a laptop computer and television. $1,140
Jan. 2011 Lintner Efforts to repair and preserve the Driller Monument dedicated to Col. Edwin Drake at Titusville Woodlawn Cemetery were supported. $2,000
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted Wesbury United Methodist Community received a grant for a program to educate family members and other caregivers of the elderly how to provide quality care in a home environment. $800
Jan. 2011 Unrestricted Women’s Services, Inc. supports victims of domestic and sexual violence through counseling and emergency shelter. Replacement of the heating and cooling system in the children’s play area of the shelter was supported. $2,000
Jan. 2011 Cooley The YMCA of Meadville will offer a Summer Kid’s Camp designed to fight childhood obesity through exercise activities, education and nutrition. Program supplies were purchased. $700
July 2012 Unrestricted The Academy Theatre improved its ability to present high-quality performing arts events through the purchase of a light board. $1,500
July 2012 Unrestricted The Achievement Center, Inc. assists families of children with autism and other mental health issues. They purchased books and resources for their Meadville location. $600
July 2012 Unrestricted The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Allegheny College helps low- to moderate-income people to prepare tax returns to take advantage of the earned income tax-credit. Supplies for the program were purchased. $1,000
July 2012 Unrestricted The Beaver Township Community Center improved access to its building to help refurbish its entrances and handicap access ramp. $1,000
July 2012 Cooley Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County provides adult mentors to improve children’s self-esteem, keep them active in school and away from alcohol and illegal drugs. Office equipment was purchased to help improve administrative efficiency. $600
July 2012 Cooley Allegheny College’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) operates the “Healthy Homes, Healthy Children” program. Through the program, parents are educated how to reduce the risk of preventable childhood disease and keep their children healthier. $600
July 2012 Unrestricted Center for Family Services, Inc. helps people and families in Crawford County during times of crisis by providing food, clothing and other types of assistance. The grant defrayed part of the cost to make their building more handicap accessible. $750
July 2012 Unrestricted The Clear Lake Authority purchased equipment for a planned recreational trail in the Spartansburg area. $1,000
July 2012 Unrestricted The Crawford Health Improvement Coalition helped implement an effort to improve community health by providing families with nutrition and fitness education. $1,000
July 2012 Lintner Erie Homes for Children and Adults provides care for people with developmental disabilities. Therapeutic equipment to improve the health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities residing in a Titusville group home was purchased. $250
July 2012 Unrestricted The Fairview Fairmont Outreach Center improved its ability to provide numerous programs to its community through the purchase of a fold and roll table. $750
July 2012 Cooley Jamestown Elementary School band and choir students attended a musical production in Pittsburgh. Bus transportation costs were underwritten. $289
July 2012 Unrestricted The Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation was given a grant for their Summer Career Camp. The program helps middle school students plan for the future by exploring potential careers and beginning the process of formulating a career path. $750
July 2012 Franklin/Unrestricted Meadville’s Market House supports the local economy by providing a venue for the sale of produce and other items grown, raised and created by regional farmers and producers. A new software system was purchased to increase administrative efficiency. $453
July 2012 Cooley Penn State Cooperative Extension purchased program supplies to teach young people about science, engineering, and technology through robotics and sustainable energy exploration. $600
July 2012 Lintner The Titusville Area United Way’s Center for Financial Independence helps low- to moderate-income people to prepare tax returns to take advantage of the earned income tax-credit and teaches how to reduce debt and build assets. A grant defrayed the cost of program supplies. $2,000
July 2012 Unrestricted The United Way of Western Crawford County’s Community Improvement Center builds handicap access ramps and completes minor home repairs for low-income and senior citizen homeowners. They received a grant to purchase building materials. $1,000
July 2012 Unrestricted West Mead Township received a grant toward installation of handicap access ramps and pavilion improvements at Oakgrove Park. $750
July 2012 Lintner The YWCA of Titusville is focused on empowering women and celebrating cultural differences. Equipment was purchased for a recreational program promoting young children’s health and socialization. $1,503

Date Fund Description

Amount

Jan. 2012 Franklin Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES) implemented the Pennsylvania Business Week program at high schools in PENNCREST School District. The program educates students about the benefits of the free enterprise system.  $350
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted The Arc of Crawford County provides services and supports that increase the quality of life for people with mental challenges. A video projector was purchased to help improve administrative efficiency.  $850
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted Child to Family Connections’ Strengthening Families Program works with parents and their adolescent children to encourage the child to attend and participate in school and avoid of violence and substance abuse. Program supplies were purchased. $1,000
Jan. 2012 Cooley First District Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization will use a grant toward the purchase of playground equipment. This will provide a place for students and other children in the community to play and exercise. $1,000
Jan. 2012 Cooley Crawford County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trains and provides volunteers to advocate for children involved in juvenile court proceedings primarily as a result of abuse and neglect. A copier was purchased to help improve administrative efficiency. $1,000
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted Creating Landscapes for Families: Community Garden at Ackerman Farm provides a place for families from Second District Elementary School and local people to plant and harvest their own produce for better nutrition. Some of the cost to transport volunteers to the garden was defrayed. $804
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted The Meadville Public Library promotes life long learning, self-improvement, and self-expression through their collection of books, movies, music and technology. They purchased a paper folding machine to help improve administrative efficiency. $500
Jan. 2012 Cooley Operation Warm provided winter coats to twenty-five Crawford Central School District children from low-income families to keep them warmer in winter. $500
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted Penn State Cooperative Extension purchased of a laptop computer for the Master Gardener program. It will be used to make presentations at work sites and other locations countywide. $200
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted Public Broadcasting of Northwest Pennsylvania will presents live performances by folk, bluegrass and Americana musicians at the annual Crawford County Music Festival. The cost to present one band was subsidized. $500
Jan. 2012 Lintner/Unrestricted The Social Connection provides a drop-in center for people with mental health challenges in Titusville. Technology and computing classes were initiated following the purchase two computers. $1,200
Jan. 2012 Lintner Titusville Area Hospital ensures that overweight patients will be treated with comfort and care through the purchase of a heavy-duty bariatric wheelchair. $1,000
Jan. 2012 Lintner Titusville Renaissance, Inc. helped keep downtown clean through the purchase of trash and recycling containers. $1,000
Jan. 2012 Lintner/Unrestricted The Titusville Summer Theater improved its ability to present quality performances to fabricate scenic backdrops for multiple shows. $1,500
Jan. 2012 Unrestricted Women’s Services, Inc. supports victims of domestic and sexual violence through counseling and emergency shelter, among other services. In order to reduce energy costs, more efficient lighting was purchased. $1,500
July 2012 Unrestricted The Academy Theatre presents high-quality performing arts events in Meadville. A portion of the cost of replacing the theatre’s deteriorating boiler was defrayed. $1,000
July 2012 Unrestricted The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Allegheny College helps low-to-moderate income people prepare their tax returns to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Supplies were purchased. $1,100
July 2012 Unrestricted Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County provides adult mentors to improve children’s self-esteem, keep them active in school and away from alcohol and illegal drugs. Transportation for a trip to Pittsburgh museums was provided. $918
July 2012 Unrestricted Center for Family Services, Inc. helps people and families in Crawford County during times of crisis by providing food, clothing and other types of assistance. Updated education program materials were purchased. $868
July 2012 Unrestricted The City of Meadville is improving Diamond Park to provide a comfortable, scenic refuge in the heart of the city. Half of the cost of one new bench was defrayed. $500
July 2012 Unrestricted The Cochranton Area Redevelopment Effort, Inc. is working toward improving the recreational facilities and beauty of the Cochranton area. It received money toward the cost of new welcome signs to the borough. $200
July 2012 Unrestricted The Conneaut Lake Area Little League defrayed half of the cost of a new set of bleachers. $900
July 2012 Unrestricted The Conneaut Lake Borough received a portion of the cost of new bike racks for the Fireman’s Beach Playground. $675
July 2012 Unrestricted A composting projected to teach students practical concepts of environmental, biological and chemical sciences will be initiated atCochranton Jr./Sr. High School. Materials were purchased. $700
July 2012 Unrestricted Crawford County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trains and provides volunteers to advocate for children involved in juvenile court proceedings, primarily as a result of abuse and neglect. They received a desktop computer. $750
July 2012 Unrestricted The Crawford County Coalition of Housing Needs addresses housing and homelessness in our area by providing access to shelter and affordable housing. They received a desktop computer. $750
July 2012 Unrestricted The Crawford County Federated Library System purchased new electronic books for its collection. $500
July 2012 Unrestricted The Crawford County Historical Society preserves and interprets the history and culture of Crawford County for future generations. Funding was provided for the purchase of archival preservation materials. $640
July 2012 Lintner The Crawford County Literacy Council, Inc. provides adult literacy programs through its READ program. They received a computer for the Titusville Office. $750
July 2012 Unrestricted French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of America holds a Cub Scout Day Camp each year that teaches outdoor and teamwork skills. Supplies for the program were purchased. $520
July 2012 Unrestricted Jamestown Elementary School band and choir students will attend a musical production in Pittsburgh. Bus transportation was underwritten. $290
July 2012 Unrestricted Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. teaches young people about business and helps them build skills for the real world. Supplies were purchased for a program that teaches middle school students about the energy industry. $350
July 2012 Unrestricted The Martin Luther King Jr. Mentoring Program assists Crawford Central School District students in mastering their school work and sharpening their career building skills and character. Supplies for the arts and culture component of the program were funded. $566
July 2012 Unrestricted The Meadville Family YMCA promotes healthy living in the community through recreational, fitness and wellness programs and facilities. A portion of the cost of a new pool lift required by the Americans with Disabilities Act was defrayed. $1,500
July 2012 Unrestricted The Meadville Garden Club Trees of Christmas program helps support the preservation of the Baldwin Reynolds house with a Christmas display. Supplies for this year’s program were purchased. $200
July 2012 Lintner The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism provides a historic Titusville Walking Tour for visitors and residents. A portion of the cost to print brochures was defrayed. $320
July 2012 Lintner The Titusville Area United Way’s Center for Financial Independence helps low-to-moderate income people prepare their tax returns to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. They received a laptop computer. $760
July 2012 Lintner The Titusville Toy Shop produces quality hand-made wooden toys for needy children during Christmas. New sanders were purchased with $725. $725
July 2012 Lintner The Titusville Woodlawn Corporation provides the upkeep and management of the Woodlawn Cemetery. A portion of the purchase of a new cyclone rake was defrayed. $625
July 2012 Unrestricted The United Way of Western Crawford County’s Community Improvement Center builds handicap access ramps and completes minor home repairs for low-income and senior citizen homeowners. They purchased building tools and materials. $1,142
July 2012 Lintner The YWCA of Titusville is focused on empowering women and celebrating cultural differences. Their iGirl program mentors and empowers young girls through sport and activity. They received a laptop computer. $760