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DFT Communications/Maytum Family Community Betterment Fund Grant Program

Grants to Northern Chautauqua County, New York
Nonprofits to Benefit the Local Community

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Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) - DFT Communications/Maytum Family Community Betterment Fund

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Grants to Chautauqua County, New York nonprofit organizations for projects to improve the quality of life of residents of the Dunkirk, Cassadaga, Fredonia, and Jamestown area. Past recipients of funds include local police and fire departments, arts programs, youth programs, and medical assistance organizations.

Priority will be given to:
1. The potential impact and the number of people who benefit;
2. Programs representing innovative, efficient approaches to serving community needs;
3. Requests which will assist those citizens whose needs are not being met by existing programs or services;
4. Those organizations that work cooperatively with other agencies in the community to encourage efficient use of community resources and elimination of duplicated services;
5. Projects which promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164578

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status are eligible to apply.

Funding limitations:
1. Individuals are not eligible;
2. Organizations which lack the 501(c)(3) tax exempt status do not qualify;
3. Political organizations, candidates or lobbying efforts are not eligible;
4. National, international or other membership organizations unless their programs have significant local impact will not qualify;
5. Annual appeals are generally not funded;
6. Salary line items and operating expenses budgets are generally not funded;
7. Travel expenses are generally not funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines are June 1 and December 1. Grants are awarded from this fund on a monthly basis.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have questions, please contact Eileen Ardillo, Program Coordinator at or 716-366-4892.

Mail or deliver in person to:
DFT Communications/Maytum Family Community Betterment Fund
c/o the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation
212 Lake Shore Drive West
Dunkirk, NY 14048

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USA: New York: Dunkirk, Fredonia, Cassadaga, and Jamestown area

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