McKean County nonprofits invited to apply for COVID-19 grants

Among the various organizations that have benefited from a Covid Fund grant is The Lutheran Home at Kane, which was awarded $2,500 for four computers to assist residents and employees, especially with telemedicine visits with physicians.

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the McKean County Community Foundation established the COVID-19 Assistance Fund in the spring of 2020. The Foundation is pleased to announce that grants are now available during our current granting cycle for nonprofit organizations serving McKean County. The deadline for grant applications is January 29, 2021. The grant application is available on the Foundation’s website,, on the Open Grants page.

The Community Foundation will administer grants from the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to nonprofit organizations in McKean County that are serving vulnerable populations.  Support may 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 services throughout McKean County.

This outbreak has been impacting our community in many ways. By establishing the COVID-19 Assistance Fund in McKean County, our purpose is to bolster and coordinate philanthropic response to the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our neighbors, our community and the nonprofit agencies that serve them

The COVID-19 Assistance Fund is made up of public donations. We invite donors 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.

Donations to this 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, using the link on our home page. When making your donation, please indicate the COVID-19 Assistance Fund as the fund name.

For questions about applying for a grant or making a donation to the Fund, feel free to contact the Foundation office at 814-834-2125.