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Grant Funds Available – Applications Due June 17

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation will accept applications for discretionary grants through 5:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019. 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…...

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2019 Theological, Divinity, or Seminary Scholarship 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…...

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2019 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 1. 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…...

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2019 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 application forms are available at www.crawfordheritage.org/scholarship/. The Foundation administers more than thirty scholarships for which graduating high school seniors from Crawford County may be eligible.…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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.…...

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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…...

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