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ACAF grants support Leadership Allegany, Cuba and the Salvation Army | New

ByJulie J. Helfer

Jun 5, 2022

BELMONT – The Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF) recently awarded grants to support three local organizations.

ACFO donated $600 to Leadership Allegany. The Foundation offers an annual scholarship of this amount to a local early- or mid-career professional to participate in the organization’s innovative nine-month professional development program.

Cuba Village is well positioned to be a key part of the Genesee Valley Trail Town initiative, and ACAF has awarded $1,500 to support the community’s efforts in this area.

This $1,500 grant to Cuba Friends of Architecture will purchase ten flat panel monitors to be placed in local businesses and linked to a cloud-based Yodek media system.

The screens will provide residents and visitors with information about the Genesee Valley Canal Greenway trail, maps and local history, services, events and weather.

ACFO awarded $700 to the Wellsville Corps of the Salvation Army to replace the floor in its nursery. The work was carried out by a local contractor.

ACFO Executive Director Bruce Campbell notes that while the ACFO Grants Committee was not due to meet until mid-June, it reviewed these applications before then. “Each one was either an immediate need or a project with a compressed schedule, so our grants committee met via email before our scheduled meeting. We can usually be flexible like this on the schedule and we are happy to be able to help these organizations that do so much good in the county. We will still meet in June and have more grants to announce after that meeting.

To learn more about applying for a grant or establishing a grant fund, contact Bruce Campbell at [email protected] or 585-296-5616.