SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund recently awarded community grants to three local organizations. Cub Scout Pack 252 received a grant of $750 for scouting equipment and camping supplies. The Festival of Grapes received a $1,000 grant for festival youth activities and Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity received a grant of $1,000 for outreach projects.
The SCIHF provides grant awards to new community initiatives, for leadership development and for other charitable programs that address the most pressing issues within the Silver Creek-Irving community. Their motto is "Remembering Our Past Securing Our Future." Past recipients of grants from the SCIHF include Anderson Lee Library, Silver Creek Food Pantry and Silver Creek Little League. The deadline to submit SCIHF applications is Sept. 30 of each year. Applications can be obtained by contacting a committee member or the NCCF.
SCIHF committee includes Marianne Bowers, Joe Castiglia, Alvin Crowe, Maureen Morabito, Jerry Rocque, Donna Roof, Kathy Tampio and Vincent Tampio. Community members are encouraged to contribute to the fund so that additional grants may be awarded on an annual basis.
Pictured from left to right: Dave Kurzawa, Habitat for Humanity; Donna Roof, SCIHF; Jerry Rocque, SCIHF; Marilyn Kurzawa, Habitat for Humanity; Alvin Crowe, SCIHF; Lisa Romano and Ed Newman, Festival of Grapes Committee.
The SCIHF is a Community Donor Advised Fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. The fund is an endowed fund and will continue to make grants in perpetuity. For additional information, or to make a gift to the fund, contact a committee member or the NCCF.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $8.6 million to the community. The organization is inherently committed to furthering its mission of enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892.