Who can apply for a grant?
Incorporated units of local government or organizations federally
recognized as having 501(c)(3) status located in Allegany, Cattaraugus,
and Chautauqua Counties are eligible to apply.
What types of projects are funded?
Grants are made to the following areas: community and economic
development, community and organizational capacity building, planning,
and leadership development. STW Development Foundation seeks to
invest in programs that offer the greatest opportunity for change in the
region, leverage investment of other resources, and improve the quality
or scope of charitable works in the region.
Is there a deadline for grant
No - the STW Development Foundation accepts grant applications on a
What is the grant application process?
Local governments and other eligible non-profit organizations are
strongly encouraged to contact the STW Development Foundation before
submitting a proposal. The STW Development Foundation Board meets
periodically to determine if grant proposals will be approved or
Who decides how the Foundation's fund
The professional staff and Board review all grant applications first.
The Board is a group of highly respected community leaders who are
knowledgeable about the chartiable needs of the community.
Individuals who have "Donor Advised Funds" can participate in the
grantmaking process by suggesting grants from their fund.
Are grant decisions made public?
All grants made by the STW Development Foundation are made public
through the Foundation's publications and may be subject to additional