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CFA Awards Nearly $300K in Fall 2021 Grants Around the Region

At press conferences in Cambria, Bedford, and Somerset counties, CFA announced Fall 2021 Grant awards to 77 projects across the region, totaling $292,716 in funding for local nonprofits.

This year, many of the grants focused on meeting health and human services needs, such as providing meals and warmth for local children and families, as well as projects aimed at boosting local economies and building community.

“These annual grant awards are an important part of our impact in the community,” CFA President Mike Kane said. “Every dollar represents the generosity of a donor who cares for our community, and through our fall and spring grant awards, we provide ongoing support to nonprofit organizations making our region better in a multitude of ways.”

In Cambria County, 22 organizations received grant awards, including projects that support outdoor recreation for locals and visitors and many grants that directly address health and human services needs, such as $5,000 for the Cambria County Backpack Project to provide meals to local young people and grants to The Salvation Army for the Johnstown Dental Center Indigent Care Fund and the Johnstown Community Kitchen.

In Bedford County, eight organizations received grants, totaling $31,900 to help fund projects such as construction of a new exhibit at Fort Bedford Museum, turnout gear replacement at Breezewood Volunteer Fire Company, support for Everett Free Library and the Saxton Community Library, and more.

In Somerset County, 24 projects received a grant, amounting to $84,566 in direct grantmaking to the county. Projects included safety equipment for firefighters, grant awards for outdoor recreational development, heritage projects, services that support underserved communities, and others. In addition, 11 Indiana County projects received grant awards, totaling $46,380, and 12 other projects that serve multiple counties were awarded grants from the Fall 2021 Grant round.

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