We Are Growing Together
Currently the McKean County Community Foundation (MCCF) has a special open grant opportunity in partnership with the McKean County Board of Commissioners. Read more below about these special grants. The good news is we are growing as we work with individuals in McKean County to develop and fund programs that will have a real impact in our community.
The McKean County Community Foundation will continue to build a strong Foundation by helping individuals and corporations fulfill their philanthropic dreams through the creation of permanent funds to perpetually benefit the charitable organizations or causes they care about in McKean County now… and for generations to come.
Competitive Open Grants are awarded through established funds, each having their own purpose, timeline, and requirements. The grants are made possible through the generosity of individuals, families, and organizations who have created funds to make a difference in their communities. For now we have a few special granting opportunities.
Special Open Grant Opportunities
McKean County Community Foundation – McKean County Commissioners Partnership Grants
Grants to enhance the lives of the residents of McKean County are now available through the McKean County Community Foundation (MCCF) and the McKean County Board of Commissioners partnership. The Commissioners have provided funding from a portion of the funds they received through the American Rescue Plan Act.
This grant cycle will offer opportunities for our local nonprofits to apply for grants to support their programs and projects. The grant requests must seek to support projects that will impact McKean County residents by meeting the needs of the community rather than the needs of individuals. Projects can expand or enhance current programs or fund new programs. All programs and projects must have a solid plan for sustainability. The maximum grant award for each organization is $10,000.
Who can apply? Any county-wide 501 (c) 3 nonprofits, as well as faith-based organizations that provide services to the public in McKean County.
Application Deadline for this grant cycle: September 15, 2022
Grant Application: MCCF – County Commissioners Partnership Grant Application
For questions or concerns, please contact the MCCF office toll-free at 844-238-2289.
Women’s Giving Circle of McKean Grant Cycle is open each Fall
Women’s Giving Circle of McKean is a society of philanthropists who work collectively to address and support issues that are important to women. The group strives to educate, encourage, and expand the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen our community by providing funds and assistance to issues that are important to families. The Women’s Giving Circle Fund welcomes grant applications as part of its mission to provide funding for projects that have the most impact for the families in our communities.
Due dates for Applications: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 17,2022, with review 6-8 weeks after the due date. Applicants will need to present their project to the membership at their annual meeting.
Average Awards: Maximum grant is $2,000
Application: Womens Giving Circle Application
The Joe DeMott Port Allegany Community Development Fund
The Joe DeMott Port Allegany Community Development Fund was renamed by the McKean County Community Foundation in memory of Board Member, Joe DeMott, who passed away in December, 2020. The fund was originally established by Joe and his wife Sue as the Port Allegany Community Development Fund to benefit the Port Allegany area for generations to come.
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.
Due dates for Applications: July 1
Average Awards: Maximum grant is $600
Application: Joe DeMott Port Allegany Community Development Fund Application