Randy Sweeney, CRCF executive director, gathers with Sharon Berg and Tamara Miles, Town of Ellington; Izabella Nowak, Kennedy Free Library; Marti Telford and Kathy Gardner, Farman Free Library; Roland Swanson, Rose Mary Carver and Laura Cronk, FRCF grants committee members; and Joyce Rhinehart and Maurice Stowell, Town of Ellington.
For the second year in a row, the Falconer Region Community Fund granted $5,000 to four local organizations The fund was established at the provide financial assistance to charitable projects and needs associated with nonprofit organizations, churches or public entities located in the Falconer Central School District.
Grants were awarded to the Farman Free Library for a summer reading and art program, Town of Ellington to support the 102nd Ellington Town Picnic, Kennedy Free Library to support the construction of a new library, and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church to install new flooring
Community Foundation staff, members of the grants committee traveled to the Farman Free Library on May 28 to present checks to representatives from the four organizations.
In 2012, a group of residents from Ellington, Falconer and Kennedy were concerned with the future of charitable activity in their communities. Driven by Maurice Roach, a lifelong Falconer resident and owner of Falconer Printing and Design, the Falconer Region Community Fund was established to provide the necessary financial support for organizations to continue doing good things in the community.
If you are interested in supporting the Falconer Region Community Fund, click here for more information and to make a tax-deductible donation online. Donations may also be mailed to the Falconer Region Community Fund c/o the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown.