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2015-16 Community Funding

Income Impact Council ($33,000)

Providing people of all ages with opportunities that result in economic self-sufficiency.

Career Pathways

(Literacy West NY)

Provides low-income adults opportunities to obtain work readiness skills, to complete a high school equivalency diploma, find a job, or enter post-secondary vocational programs.

High School Equivalency Preparation

(Southern Tier Traveling Teacher)

At-home tutoring toward high school equivalency diploma preparation and work force readiness skills.

VITA Free Tax Preparation

Free federal and state income tax preparation and filing service.


Education Impact Council ($38,700)

Providing people of all ages with the tools and structures necessary to succeed.

After School Program

(Fillmore Powerhouse)

Provides quality after-school care, academic enrichment activities, and nutritious snacks for at-risk low-income youth.

Boy Scouts

Scouting programs in Allegany County

Point Break

(Southern Tier Youth For Christ)

Day-long workshops held in schools that promote resiliency among students – social competence, problem solving, personal responsibility and a sense of purpose and future. Results in reduced campus violence and self-destructive behavior as students choose conflict resolution and respect for others.

Genesee Valley Big Brother/Big Sister Program

Whitesville Big Brother/Big Sister Program


Effective peer mentoring for at-risk children in Genesee Valley and Whitesville Schools for improved social skills and academic performance.

Youth Court

A restorative justice program that diverts teens from the criminal courts to youth courts. Delivers peer-driven justice and promotes positive leadership through personal responsibility.


Health Impact Council ($51,912)

Providing people of all ages the opportunities to live healthy, secure, independent, and meaningful lives.

Allegany County Association

for the Blind

Provides local access to a low-vision specialist physician, visual aids, pre-k vision screenings at all county school districts.

Home-delivered Meals

(Allegany Senior Foundation)

Delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.


(Allegany Senior Foundation)

Personal Emergency Response System provided in homes of elderly people who cannot afford this service on their own.

Suicide Prevention Coalition

(Ardent Solutions)

Programs to support families affected by a suicide, reduce risk factors for suicide, and enhance awareness of suicide risk factors and warning signs.

 Million Hearts Initiative
(Ardent Solutions)
 A collaborative effort to increase awareness and provide education about heart disease and stroke in order to improve people's health and increase productivity.

Summer Free Lunch & Recreation Program (Fillmore Powerhouse)

Provides wholesome activities and free lunches to low-income, at-risk children during the summer.

Red Cross - Fire Safety Preparedness

Aims to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries by installing free smoke detectors in homes that are in need of them.

 Royal Family Kids Camp  Provides a fun and positive week-long summer camp experience for girls and boys referred by caseworkers at Allegany County Department of Social Services who have substantiated personal histories of abuse and/or neglect. 

Youth Compeer

(Allegany County Mental Health Assn)

Provides mentoring and positive recreational opportunities to children with emotional or behavior problems.

Critical Needs ($76,200)

Helping to meet short-term but critical needs such as food, shelter,disaster relief, and critical illness.

2-1-1 Helpline

(Institute for Human Services)

County-wide helpline, information and referral service.

Emergency Food Pantry

(Wellsville Salvation Army)

Emergency food assistance and referrals to other services.

Emergency Shelter & Clothing Assistance

(Wellsville Salvation Army)

Emergency shelter & clothing assistance and referrals to other services.

Food Pantry

(ACCORD Corp.)

Emergency food assistance and referrals to other services.

HomeCare & Hospice

End of life care. Support for patients and families.

Red Cross – Disaster Response

Local response to disaster.

Red Cross – Service to Armed Forces

Emergency communication and transportation assistance.

Wellsville Emergency Food Pantry

(Catholic Charities)

Emergency food assistance and referrals to other services.

"We marvel at the magnitude of what can be accomplished when generous people and 
effective human service programs work together."  

Barb Bates, Former Executive Director of Allegany County United Way.