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CCF awards $63,540 during fall grant reception

October 28, 2017

By Erin Passinger of The Corry Journal

Members of the Corry Community Foundation held their 2017 Fall Grant Reception this week and awarded a total of $63,540.33 to area nonprofits.

The grants were distributed during the months of June and October, with many of recipients attending the reception to talk about what the money will go toward.

The recipients, the amounts and the projects the money will be used for are:

  • City of Corry, $9,136.33 — asphalt milling machine.
  • Doorkeepers for benefit of Camp Halo, $2,000 — summer camp/school supplies.
  • Corry Area Arts Council (Artists' Guild), $1,000 — Sunday in the Park. 
  • Corry Area Historical Society, $1,000 — preservation of historical artifacts.
  • Impact Corry, $1,000 — Inez Mecusker historical marker.
  • Downtown Corry Business Association, $2,000 — advertising. 
  • Safe Journey, $2,000 — infrastructure improvements.
  • Impact Corry, $2,000 — downtown tree planting.
  • Impact Corry for benefit of Corry Area Chamber of Commerce, $4,000 — Try Local Buy Local advertising.
  • Mead Park Association, $13,750 — phase I engineering. 
  • Safe Journey, $15,800 — building addition.
  • United Way (Erie Free Taxes), $7,854 — VITA program.
  • ACES, $2,000 — Pennsylvania Business Week at Corry Area High School.

Created in 2000, CCF is a collection of charitable endowments operating under the administrative umbrella of a single public charity. So far, CCF has established 42 different charitable endowments with a value of $11 million. Grants receptions are held twice a year — in October and April — and mini-grants, those under $2,000, are awarded six times a year.