PHOTO: Through a grant from the Joe DeMott Port Allegheny Community Development Fund, the Samuel W. Smith Memorial Public Library sponsored a series of Senior Lunch & Learn educational programs. One of the programs was an interesting program on the elk herd in Benezette, PA presented by KECA representative, Ben Porkolab, Conservation Education Coordinator.

Joe DeMott Port Allegany Community Development Fund accepting grant applications

The McKean County Community Foundation (MCCF) invites organizations that serve the Port Allegany area to apply for $1,400 in grant funding that is currently available from the Joe DeMott Port Allegany Community Development Fund (JDPACD). Applications are due by July 1, 2024. The application can be found on the MCCF website at

Grants from this fund are available to 501c3 organizations, schools, municipalities, or religious organizations that serve the public. The fund supports projects that encourage the arts, community development, education, environment, or health and social services within the Port Allegany School District.

The McKean County Community Foundation encourages community members and businesses to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help grow this community-oriented fund and increase the granting dollars available each year. Donations can be made by calling the Foundation office at 1-844-238-2289 or online at their website,

The McKean County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies, is a non-profit organization that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support area nonprofits and offer educational support to students in our communities through the establishment of charitable funds.