CFA announces grants | New
CRESSON – The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies recently announced $ 199,534 in spring grants to support nonprofits in the region, including many arts and culture organizations working to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
In total, CFA has awarded 69 grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the counties of Bedford, Cambria and Somerset, with investments in community and economic development; Arts and culture; heritage; education; environment; and health and social services. The annual spring scholarships, selected by a distribution committee, are funded by the philanthropy of community-minded donors past and present.
“Thanks to our donors, we have been able to present significant prizes through these rounds of semi-annual grants,” said CFA President Mike Kane. “It is encouraging, in light of the pandemic and all the challenges our community has faced, to continue to provide grants at this level of impact. Together, we take care of our community and make real investments to help reopen and recover. We want to look to the future, and these grants are just that. “
Bedford County Players Inc. also received the largest grant from Bedford County, $ 7,500, which will be used to improve facilities such as the washroom at the Players’ new site in Cumberland Valley.
Others in Bedford County receiving grants include:
• Bedford County Amateur Radio Society, $ 2,000, for construction of repeater interconnects;
• Bedford County Humane Society, $ 1,400, for the soundproofing of the kennel;
• Downtown Bedford Inc., $ 2,500 for Farmer’s Market Coupon Promotion Grants;
• Museum of Speed, $ 2,500, for the roof of the museum;
• Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, $ 3,400, to feed Bedford County;
• Southampton Historical Society, $ 1,860, for the Point Pleasant School project.