The McKean County Community Foundation (MCCF) has established the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to support local non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic. We are excited to announce a generous donation of $25,000 to the fund by Ardagh Group, Glass – Port Allegany. The Foundation is extremely grateful to the Ardagh Group for their concern for our communities and for their financial support in this effort to help non-profits who need assistance during this unprecedented time.
The COVID-19 Assistance Fund is made up of public donations. All individuals, corporate donors, and organizations are encouraged to join in this effort. By pooling our funds, we can collectively support our community nonprofits and make a bigger impact on their needs. The McKean County Community Foundation will waive administrative fees on all donations and will distribute 100% of all donations to those agencies in need by an open grant process.
The Community Foundation will administer grants from the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to nonprofit organizations in McKean County that are serving our vulnerable populations. With stay-at-home orders and the closure of businesses across the state, non-profits have not been able to hold the fundraising events that keep their doors open. Grants of any size from the Community Foundation will help them through this unusual time. Support can be given to nonprofits who have seen detrimental impacts to their fiscal and administrative operation as a result of a loss of revenue, fundraising, or staffing, with focus on education and health care throughout McKean County.
The McKean County Community Foundation has identified some high priority needs in the communities across McKean County and can distribute funds to the agencies that may provide the service to help with those needs. During this challenging time for our county and our communities as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying loss of employment, many of our residents face tremendous needs in the areas of food support, rent and utility assistance, and child care.
MCCF is asking for community support to build the fund and assist our non-profits. Donations to this new fund can be mailed to the McKean County Community Foundation at P.O. Box 708, Bradford, PA, 16701, with check made payable to the MCCF COVID-19 Assistance Fund. Online donations will also be accepted through our website at www.mckeancountyfoundation.org. Use the Donate Now button on the top of the page and please indicate the COVID-19 Assistance Fund as the fund name. For more information, contact the Foundation toll-free at 1-844-238-2289.
PHOTO: Ardagh representatives, Shannon Roys, Manager of Human Resources, and Jesse Azzato, Plant Manager, present a donation of $25,000 to Paula Fritz Eddy, Executive Director, and Bob Esch, Board President of the McKean County Community Foundation to help establish the MCCF COVID-19 Assistance Fund. This fund, made up of public donations, will benefit local non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic.