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Grant Wish List

The grant wish list is a simple listing of any granting needs from area nonprofits that are served by the Community Foundation.  Submissions to be included are accepted at any time and will be added to the list as we receive them.  This list can be especially helpful for our donor advisors so that they can see what immediate needs there are in our community that align with their interests.  Not only is this list available to the public here on our website, but we also directly share it with our donor advisors and with local media.  Our goal is to help as many nonprofits secure the funding that they need to meet their mission and goals.

More information about each organization can be found by clicking on their name, which will link you to their website.

Aaron's Acres
Requesting: $10,000

We are requesting support for our summer camp program for 2020.  Our mission is to provide individuals with disabilities ages 5-21 year-round therapeutically based age-appropriate recreational programs directed by specially trained and certified staff in a supportive environment that enhances socialization and communication skills.

Our camp offers horse riding, music therapy, group games, a pool, and creating art projects.  Each child's communication and socialization skills while at camp are monitored so we can then provide data to the parents, school and any therapeutic agency involved with the child.  This way there is less chance of a child regressing in those areas during the summertime.

wish updated 12/9/19

ACMH Foundation
Requesting: $5,000

We are seeking funding for implementation of a veteran's treatment court.  ACMH Foundation has created a restricted fund to facilitate the receipt of donations from foundations, employers and individuals who want a way to give back to those who have served our country.

wish updated 10/31/19

Allegheny River Development Corporation
Requesting: $15,147

We are seeking funding for lock operations for community events.

wish updated 8/16/19

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc.
Requesting: $9,500

We are seeking to provide a much needed improvement to the Kittanning Empowerment Center (KEC).  The KEC operates 4 days a week and primarily serves individuals on a fixed/limited income.  KEC offers free meals to those who attend, along with a variety of social activities, education and peer support.  The goal of KEC is to offer a healthy, positive center for individuals in recovery to meet, spend time, and receive assistance.

wish updated 8/16/19

Apollo Area Lions Club
Requesting: $6909.93

We are seeking funding to purchase new playground equipment for two local playgrounds that serve approximately 200 children.

wish updated 10/8/19

Apollo Memorial Library
Requesting: $3,000

Our Local History department is a wealth of information for our patrons who are interested in genealogical or local research.  While these records are organized and able to be accessed, they are not stored in a safe environment.  With this grant money, the library will be able to purchase some of the necessary archival materials to store these records so they can survive as long as possible, preventing further damage.

wish updated 3/18/20

ARC Manor
Requesting: $5,550

The Life Skills program is designed to promote nutritional health as well as strengthen family connections.  It will provide essential life skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, and planning nutritious yet affordable meals, since this is an important skill for the participants in the residential program at ARC Manor.  The hope is to increase the overall well-being of our clients, teaching them important and valuable skills that will not only positively impact their life, but will also have a ripple effect in the lives of others, especially their family.

wish updated 8/16/19

Armstrong County Community Action Agency
Requesting: $5,000

We are seeking funding to provide approximately 58 persons per month for emergency transportation services and the total one-way trips will be approximately 3,292 for the year.  These trips will be made possible through the purchase of local Town and Country Transit bus tickets, local Uber services or Sheetz gas cards.

wish updated 3/20/20

Armstrong High School STEAM Club
Requesting: $2,500

We are seeking funding to build, paint and install 3 murals on the front of the King Lanes Bowling Center in Kittanning.  The goal is to collaborate with students, teachers and community members to create a beautiful work of art in Kittanning.

wish updated 8/16/19

Arts on the Allegheny
Requesting: $4,200

We are seeking to provide two performances of the Shakespeare play, MacBeth-one for students and one for the public.  This will provide a cultural experience to students and adults in Armstrong County they would not ordinarily have the opportunity to see.

wish updated 8/16/19

Blessings Foster Care Ministry
Requesting: $6,000

We are seeking funds to help further develop our "Birthday Party" Program.  This program will provide monthly birthday parties for children in foster care who have never had the opportunity to celebrate a birthday!  The group parties will offer children and families a chance to build friendships while taking part in a memorable celebration-something they have never experienced!

 

Requesting: $7,500

We are seeing support in the growth and continuation of the "Emergency Foster Care Closet", which provides clothing, school supplies, and necessities to kids entering foster care.  Children often enter care with no personal belongings.  This program strives to provide the child with something of their own during this transition which in turn builds confidence and sense of worth.

 

Requesting: $5,250

We are seeking funding to provide scholarships that will allow foster children to attend "summer camp" and a fall retreat designed specifically for children and families in the foster care/adoption system.  Cost of scholarship averages $250 per child.

wish updated 3/18/20

Blessings in a Backpack
Requesting: Any Amount

Blessings in a Backpack provide food to elementary school children who may otherwise have little or no food to eat on weekends during the school year. Students receive a bag of 8 food items. These foods are kid friendly and require little to no preparation.

Currently, we are serving 237 students at West Hills Primary and Intermediate schools, Lenape Elementary School, Elderton Elementary, Shannock Valley Elementary School and Dayton Elementary.

Our program relies soley on donations and grants.  The cost to feed one student per school year is $100.  We need $24,000 minimum to sustain our program annually.  Any amount is greatly appreciated.

wish updated 3/19/20

Borough Of Elderton: Police Department
Requesting: $350

The Elderton Borough Police Department is in need of a new in car radio to keep up with the demands of newer technology.  The total cost of the new radio is $3,927.20, however, we are requesting a portion of that cost.

wish updated 3/18/20

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties Chapter
Requesting: $5,000

We're requesting funding to operate a Christian Day Camp from August 3-7, 2020 for children ages 6-13 offering a structured opportunity to mature spiritually in Christ.

wish updated 8/16/19

Christopher's Light
Requesting: Any Amount

Christopher's Light is a children's nonprofit who provides solely for the needs of children ages newborn-12 in our local communities.  Currently, we have over 150 children registered with us and continue to grow daily.  Funding is needed to allow us to purchase items we do not receive through donations.  Items needed are shoes, coats, clothing and personal items.  We are also in need of an office printer and folding chairs.

wish updated 11/19/19

Dayton Agricultural & Mechanical Association (Dayton Fair)
Requesting: $7,139.63

We're seeking funding to enhance the aesthetics of the office by replacing carpeting damaged by flooding for those who work in it as well as all state dignitaries and others who visit there during fair week.

wish updated 8/16/19

Divine Redeemer School
Requesting: Any Amount

We are requesting funding to greatly enhance the security of our school by installing a building wide communication system for two-way emergency alert purposes.  This system would include a 911 panic alarm button and service all three floor of our building.  The ability to immediately communicate will increase the chances of the safety and welfare of all present.

wish updated 3/18/20

Don't Stop Dreamin'
Requesting: $2,000

Don't Stop Dreamin' has launched a capital campaign t purchase a Ram ProMaster Van to transport residents on Dreams who will utilize the Trac Fab all-terrain wheelchair on outdoor excursions such as whitetail deer hunting, fishing trips, and to experience county fairs to name a few.  Our goal is to move beyond the limited excursions with standard wheelchairs.

wish updated 3/18/20

Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Requesting: $2,000

We are seeking funding for mobile services for women in Armstrong County who are entering the workforce.

wish updated 8/16/19

 

East End United Community Center
Requesting: $10,000

We are seeking funding to provide individual and group grief counseling services to youth and families who have experienced loss related to death, divorce, family separation, incarceration, etc. 

wish updated 8/16/19

Evangelical Lutheran School Worthington
Requesting: $2,000

We are requesting scholarship funds to help families who need assistance with early education as well to help families that may develop a need throughout the school year.

wish updated 3/19/20

Ford City Public Library
Requesting: $10,000/Any

1. The library is currently in need of a new, modern circulation desk.  The circulation desk is the first contact that most patrons have when coming into the library, and it is important to not only make a good first impression, but to have useful components such as storage and a book return.

2. The library is always in need of upgraded technology and welcomes donations of computers, keyboards, monitors, mice, or funding to purchase them.  We currently have 2 circulation computers, 6 public access computers, and three staff computers.

wish updated 11/21/19

Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership, Inc.
Requesting: $2,500-3,000

We are seeking funding to acquire a storage trailer or utility container to house our necessities in carrying out our very mission.  The building in which all equipment and lighting displays are presently stored is up for sale and we do not have the means by which to purchase the building due to extensive major repairs needed.

wish updated 8/16/19

Fort Armstrong Folk Festival
Requesting: Sponsorship

As our 50th celebration is approaching in 2021, we are already starting to make preparations.  We plan to include more entertainment, increased advertising, a parade, a 10K race and a car cruise.  We are requesting sponsors for the next two years to help us with these goals.  In addition, we are always looking for volunteers.

wish updated 2/14/20

Freeport Area Meals on Wheels
Requesting: Any Amount

Freeport Area Meals on Wheels is an all volunteer, independent, nonprofit organization serving Freeport, Buffalo, Cabot, South Buffalo, and Saxonburg.

Our clients are unable to prepare meals for themselves because they are elderly, disabled, or challenged.  We are their only resource for this service.

Our annual budget includes a balancing act where donations must pay for nearly 1/3 of our regular expenses and unexpected ones such as our new $900 refrigerator this past June.

Donations have enabled us to keep the price at $3 per day for several years now.  Our actual meal cost is more than $5.20, and that does not include the $8,400 we pay for rent and insurances.

Our drivers, using their own gas, deliver much more than a meal each visit-the provide a wellness check, a smile, and emotional support to our "people" for whom they are a vital contact.  We care for our clients of all ages (one is 101) and take pride in preparing quality food as we would for our own families.

Nineteen area churches provide cooks, drivers, and cash to our effort.

wish updated 11/21/19

Fun and Freedom, Inc.
Requesting: $5,000

We are requesting funding for a project where we are partnering with Grace Brethren Church in West Kittanning to develop 108 acres owned by Grace Brethren Church into a day and overnight camp for youth and a multi-purpose retreat center for family and community events.

wish updated 8/16/19

George G. McMurtry Vandergrift No. 1 Fire Dept.
Requesting: $4985

We're seeking funding to purchase a set of 4 "rescue 42's" adjustable stabilization struts to be used to stabilize overturned vehicles while injured occupants are extricated from motor vehicle accidents for treatment and transport by EMS personnel.

wish updated 8/16/19

Gilpin-Leechburg Recreation Authority
Requesting: $48,000

The Gilpin-Leechburg Recreational Authority is a group of 7 volunteers trying to keep the Gilpin-Leechburg Park in good working order for the surrounding communities to use.  We have 7 pavilions, a tennis/basketball court and 3 ball fields that are used by the Gilpin and Leechburg communities.

The basketball/tennis court is around 50 years old and is in need of updating.  I have received bids of approximately $12,000 to replace 4 basketball hoops and $36,000 to replace the fencing around the basketball/tennis court.  We would hope to have this done by the fall of 2020.

wish updated 3/13/20

HAVIN (Helping All Victims in Need)
Requesting: $3,795

We are seeking funding to purchase a mobile recording device to utilize in conducting forensic interviews for children and individuals with disabilities who are alleged victims of sexual abuse who are unable to access this service within Kay's Cottage at HAVIN.  To minimize the number of times a child sexual abuse victim or an individual is subjected to interviews and ensure the interview is conducted by nationally accredited forensic interviewers.

wish updated 8/16/19

Hero's Angels
Requesting: Sponsorship

With the support of our community, we send care packages to our Troops.  We are now having our third annual care package fundraiser for Deployed Troops, "Holiday for Heroes."  Find our Facebook page "Hero's Angels" for more details.

wish updated 9/23/19

Hose Company #6 Kittanning
Requesting: $3,500

We are seeking help to replace a 1995 Yamaha outboard rescue motor with a new Evinrude 30HP Rescue Pro for our 14-foot rescue raft.  This motor has served our swift water rescue team since it was purchased 24 years ago.  As it ages, repairs become difficult and parts scarce.  The help from this grant would ensure our trained water rescue team has the best equipment available in the event of an emergency. 

wish updated 11/21/19

Hose Hook and Ladder #1
Requesting: $4,000

We are seeking funding to purchase 5 handheld thermal imagining devices to aid in limited visibility search and rescue of victims, to aid in locating victims who have become unconscious due to the harmful gases found in smoke and to increase fire fighter situational awareness for their safety to better react to changing conditions around them that may be hidden by limited visibility.

wish updated 8/16/19

Kiski Township Fire Department #1
Requesting: $10,400-$14,000

We are seeking funding for 3-4 portable radios to enhance firefighter safety.  It is not financially feasible for every firefighter on scene to have a radio but we are striving to provide every team operating in an immediately dangerous to life and health atmosphere to have radio communication capabilities.

wish updated 8/16/19

Kittanning Borough Police Department
Requesting: $4,066.66

We are requesting funding for the purchase and installation of solar powered lighted pedestrian crossing signs to be located at the intersection of N. Water and Arch St. for both northbound and southbound traffic in Kittanning Borough.

wish updated 8/16/19

Kittanning Public Library
Requesting: $1703

We are seeking funding to be able to offer an in-house and in outreach areas a Scan Day where the public can bring personal records, photographs, objects, etc. to be digitized to build lasting legacies of their local history.

wish updated 8/16/19

Kittanning Township Fire Department
Requesting: $4,300

We are seeking funding to purchase 3 small generators to be used to power electric sump pumps and lighting during emergency situations, flooding and incidents that require lighting for traffic control during the dark hours.

wish updated 8/16/19

Leechburg Public Library
Requesting: Various Amounts

1. We are requesting $3,250 for our newly reopened library to purchase books (new releases especially) on a monthly basis throughout the year.

2. We are requesting $2,800 to support adult education and events with a focus on physical and mental health.  We need funds for speakers and to promote and advertise events.

3. We are requesting $3,540 for children's educational events throughout the year which focus on community togetherness, love of reading and learning and promoting a warm, safe place to just have fun together.

wish updated 12/3/19

Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company
Requesting: $5,200

The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company provides emergency services, including water rescue.  We are a primary responder for the Kiski River from Parks Township through Gilpin Township and Leechurg Borough to entry point in the Allegheny River at Schenley, PA.  We also provide primary water rescue coverage along the Allegheny River from Schenley to approximately Kelley Station as well to parts of the Crooked Creek Watershed areas.  Currently our water rescue team is down to one rescue boat for river response as our Kodiak Swift Water Rescue Boat was damaged last year and is now operational only in a very limited capacity.  Last summer the need for continued and expanded water rescue capabilities became very apparent as the LVFC team had two separate rescue responses within hours of each other for recreational kayakers trapped in the waters of the Kiski River. Five individuals were safely rescued that day.  The Kiski River is becoming a significant kayak, canoe and fishing attraction bringing hundreds of visitors to the communities along the river.  That is in addition to the hundreds that come to enjoy the campground and water activities along the Allegheny.  As this influx grows, the need for additional safety teams and equipment grows as well.  The cost to replace the Kodiak rescue boat is approximately $5,200.

wish updated 2/14/20

Life Choices
Requesting: $1,500

The clinics are in need of various items to ensure that operations and education are efficient and effective.  These items include 3 iPads, a paper shredder, and a storage cabinet.

wish updated 11/21/19

Lifesteps, Inc.
Requesting: $5,000 for each project

1. We are requesting support to be able to provide an updated kitchen area that will create a more accessible, structured, and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for the program participants while they prepare meals, learn about nutrition, and build employment skills.

2. Support to create an engaging outdoor space for adults with special needs to be used for educational and recreational activities helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  A space with shade, chairs, tables that can be used outdoors for multiple program activities.

wish updated 11/21/19

Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation for VNA
Requesting: $9,000

Through coordination efforts with ACMH Hospital and members of the VNA team, we are seeking to help provide better ongoing health to seniors struggling with chronic problems once they are discharged from the hospital.  Fifty telehealth monitors are currently in place in Armstrong County.  The goal is to add 10 additional units, helping 50-60 additional people in the next year.

wish updated 8/16/19

Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center
Requesting: Various Items

  • regular coffee
  • tea bags
  • sugar and sweet n low packets
  • juice (apple and orange)
  • brown and white sugar
  • honey
  • Mrs. Dash seasoning, taco seasoning, season salt, chili powder, paprika, dill weed, cilantro, minced garlic in water, garlic powder
  • corn starch
  • vinegar
  • baking soda
  • mayonnaise/Miracle Whip
  • relish
  • red french dressing, italian dressing, ranch dressing
  • Parmesan cheese
  • noodles: lasagna, large shells, egg
  • rice
  • lunch meat and cheese
  • pepperoni
  • bacon
  • variety pack of individual chips
  • Kool-Aid
  • jelly and sugar free jelly
  • regular and sugar free pancake syrup
  • Ensure protein shakes
  • vegetable oil
  • saltine and Ritz crackers
  • yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • cereal (Cheerios, Captain Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Fruit Loops, Life, Shredded Wheat
  • Canned Goods (green beans, mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, carrots, spinach, greens, black beans, refried beans, baked beans, black olives, salad olives, tuna, chicken, salmon
  • Cleaning supplies (napkins, paper towels, bleach, dawn dish soap, Pine Sol, SOS pads, scrub brushes, trash bags (13, 33, and 55 gallon), all purpose cleaners with bleach, freezer bags)
  • Office Supplies (printer paper, postage stamps, printer ink: Black and Color HP952 or HP952XL

Wish updated 11/22/19

Orphans of the Storm
Requesting: Any Amount

Please consider donating any of the following items:

  • Gift cards: Tractor Supply, Walmart, PetSmart
  • Clay cat litter (unscented, non-clumping)
  • Dry Purina One Adult dog food- (red bag) any flavor
  • Dry Purina Cat Chow (blue & white bag)
  • Dry Purina Kitten Chow (yellow bag)
  • Canned dog food (mashed/chopped, no large chunks)
  • Dog leashes (small and large)
  • Large manila envelopes
  • Postage stamps
  • Dish liquid (Ajax and Dawn preferred)
  • Replaceable white mop heads (from Sam's or Walmart)
  • 33-gallon black garbage bags, 13-gallon white garbage bags
  • Unscented laundry detergent (high efficiency)-any brand
  • Unscented dryer sheets
  • Unscented bleach (not ultra)
  • Cat toys
  • Dog/cat shampoo (not flea & tick)

We are also always looking for foster homes for kittens and puppies.

 

wish updated 3/19/20

Penn State 4-H Youth Development
Requesting: $5,000

We are seeking funding to work in partnership with the Housing Authority to provide educational after school programs to children and families that live in the public housing system.  To educate the children on 4-H activities including but not limited to hydroponic gardening for small spaces, citizenship, and finance fundamentals.

wish updated 8/16/19

Pine Township Volunteer Fire Company
Requesting: $18,970

We are seeking funding to upgrade our jaws of life tool and also our Hurst hydraulic ram, to decrease extrication time and improve patient care.

wish updated 8/16/19

PitCare: Kim Parsons Library and Community Center
Requesting: $11,500

We are requesting funding for the following:

1. To purchase two STEM and STEAM maker space project tables. ($1,000)
2. To purchase ethnically diverse books for the Kim Parson's Library and Community Center ($1,000)
3. To provide a comfortable, safe, and welcoming space for children, youth and families that feels like home. ($2,000)
4. To create and launch literary programs (e.g. Toddler Time, Family Story Time, tutoring) ($2,500)
5. Operational costs, salary to hire a part-time Library Director to oversee the operations and programming. ($5,000)

wish updated 8/16/19

Progressive Workshop
Requesting: Any Amount

1. The Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County is requesting support in the form of a new or gently used (must be functional) Wii, including Wii Sports with games and corresponding remotes.  This will be used to assist trainees in increasing their hand-eye coordination, balance and control, strength and stability and fine and gross motor skills.

2. We are requesting funding to purchase small appliances and cookware for the employee-run kitchen.

wish updated 11/21/19

Radioactive Events Center, Inc.
Requesting: $3,600

We are requesting funding for the rental of a sound system for one year of our new programs, which include a seminar on the music industry as well as fundraising efforts to support a Spring and Fall Art & Music Fest.

updated wish 8/16/19

Ramps of Hope
Requesting: Any Amount

Ramps of Hope is a ministry of the United Methodist Church, Indiana District, which covers Armstrong, Indiana, Jefferson and parts of Clearfield Counties.  Our mission is simply to help people with limited mobility have easy access into and out of their own homes.  We build ramps of treated lumber that are temporary but very strong and sturdy to accomplish this purpose.  We have been in existence since 2011 and have built over 400 ramps across the four county area since that time.

Armstrong County entered the program in 2013.  We've had one or two teams of volunteers every year that build, and they have constructed over 100 ramps since entering the ministry.  The ramps are built in 4'x6' sections off site.  On the day of a build, these are trailered to the recipient's home, along with posts and railing materials and any turn sections needed, and assembled.   Assembly time varies depending on the length and difficulty of the ramp but is usually done in just a few hours.

Every year as word of our work spreads, we see an increase in the need for this service so funding is something we are constantly pursuing.  We do not charge recipients for ramps. Rather, we ask them for any donation they can manage to give.  We do on occasion get very nice donations from recipients and once in a while, someone will be able to pay for their ramp.  However, much more often, recipients have very meager income and can donate little or nothing for their ramp.  We understand this and do our best to obtain the funding so all ramps that are doable can be built.  All labor from intake through building is done by volunteers, mostly from our Methodist churches; however, we are ecumenical on this and readily accept anyone who would like to help!   We must pay for all building materials--treated lumber, (the most expensive part), screws, bolts, concrete slabs, and any other pieces a ramp might require.  As examples, some ramps need gravel or asphalt material at the ends of them.  Ramps have cost anywhere from $150 to over $2,500 with an average cost of $800-$900.  In addition, we purchase the large table saws that are needed and as many tools as we can for teams so workers don't have to bring their own.  Tools wear out and need replaced.

wish updated 11/1/19

Richard G. Snyder YMCA
Requesting: $10,000

We are seeking funding for our after school program at West Hills Intermediate School which provides a safe, healthy program for K-6 students that is not sports based and has a mentor/educational component.

wish updated 8/16/19

Riding for a Cure
Requesting: Any Amount

We're seeking funding to help cancer patients with needs in Butler and Armstrong Counties such as co-pays, medications and wigs.

wish updated 8/16/19

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Requesting: $2,000

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc. is dedicated to keeping families together during the stress and worry of a child's illness.  In 2018, five Armstrong County families found comfort and rest at RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown for a total of 127 nights.  Our request of $2,000 will provide for 100 nights of comfort to Armstrong County families with children traveling to Pittsburgh to receive medical care.

wish updated 12/3/19

Rory Ridge Rescue
Requesting: Items listed below

  • Hay-round bales or large square bales (horse quality)
  • Endure fly spray
  • Buckeye Grain-Safe n Easy Performance, Cadence Ultra, Gro n Win
  • Halters-all sizes
  • Stall buckets
  • Pelleted horse bedding
  • Trace mineral salt blocks-all sizes
  • Protein tubs
  • Tractor Supply gift cards
  • Rubber stall mats
  • Pitch forks (metal or plastic)
  • ATV/UTV-use to maintain fencing on property and multi use
  • Tractor-used for moving hay to pastures
  • Volunteers for events

*items in bold are immediate needs

We are also seeking funding to purchase an aluminum horse trailer for transport to attend more events/functions with our horses in the local community.  Providing transport quickly and safely of any neglected or homeless horses within our area of rescue.  This will also help us act quickly when needed by an owner surrender or seizure case that we are requested to help with.

wish updated 3/26/20

R&P Coffee Co.
Requesting: Various Amounts

R&P Coffee Co. is a non-profit start-up that is seeking to make Shannock Valley (and the surrounding areas) a better place to live, work, and play.  Overdose and suicide are ravaging rural Pennsylvania.  The state is currently 4th in the nation for overdose rates.  Armstrong County is 4th in the state.  Something needs to change. By restoring community and making place for authentic relationship to happen, we can increase social connections, improve health & economy, decrease drug & suicide rates, and more!  If there is a need in the community, we want to make a difference!

But why coffee??  Coffee shops provide the informal, neutral space, needed for authentic relationships to naturally thrive.  You're primarily there for conversation, you can become a regular, there's no real structure or time constraints to what is happening... A local coffee shop becomes the living room of the community as authentic relationships begin, grow, and thrive.  By having open hours in the evening, R&P will provide a safe place for youth and families to connect and enjoy the past-time of actual neighboring. 

We are SO close to opening and hope that you can help us get there more quickly.  Check out our Amazon wish list for ways to help that fit any budget.

For more information:
We know this is an unusual venture, but social ventures like this are making a difference all across the nation.  For more information about R&P Coffee Co. check out our website:  www.rpcoffeeco.com  Follow us on Facebook & Instagram as well.  Contact info: rpcoffeeco@gmail.com or 814-952-7625

wish updated 10/4/19

Rural Valley Borough
Requesting: Medical Bag

The Rural Valley Borough is requesting funding for the purchase of a medical bag for their police vehicle.

wish updated 3/13/20

Social Studies Dept. at West Shamokin High School
Requesting: $5,000

As the American Government teacher, I am gravely concerned that our students no long see public service or public servants as an admirable field or as admirable people.  This project would be multi-faceted, as 100 copies of John F. Kennedy's Profiles of Courage will be purchased with the intent of them being read by my Government students as part of the established curriculum.  In addition to the 100 copies or Profiles in Courage, additional biographies and autobiographies will be purchased to provide newer and more relevant examples of elected officials who bring respect to the offices in which they hold by the work that they do.  The good that people do is so very often covered up by the divisive politics of the day, and this project would afford us an opportunity to present the good work that people do.

wish updated 3/20/20

Susquehanna Chorale
Requesting: $5,000

We are requesting funding for our Spring Concert Season 2020.  In these two performances, May 8 and 9, we will explore the depth of the human spirit in song.  Crafted by some of today's most exciting and innovative composers, these are our stories experienced through the lens of poet, composer, singer, and listener-stories that connect us and reflect our capacity to love and persevere, even in the face of adversity.  In light of the ongoing struggles we experience in our world, this concert is meant to bring a measure of hope, confidence and comfort to all.

wish updated 11/21/19

The Blind Association of Butler and Armstrong
Requesting: $5,000

We are requesting support for specialized services program.  Individuals who are blind or visually impaired live independently within our community with skills learned at the Blind Association and support services that help to maintain their independence.

wish updated 8/16/19

The Foundation for Christian Counseling
Requesting: $5,000

The Foundation for Christian Counseling (FFCC) provides grants for Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA and other faith based clinical services.  CCA has a counseling center in Kittanning.  The FFCC seeks to provide access to excellent clinical resources to those who struggle with mental health and addiction issues.  Often these interventions will require resources beyond what the individual can afford.  Individuals are given grants based on financial need, which are assessed through FFCC grant applications.  Once approved, the average grant is $500 per family, which is distributed to the mental health provider over a period of 5 months.  We are requesting $5,000 which will enable the foundation to subsidize counseling for 10 families in need of counseling services in Armstrong County.

wish updated 2/14/20

Urban Rural Action
Requesting: $5,000

Urban Rural Action is organizing four two-day "Democracy Renewal 2020" summits across Pennsylvania.  The goal of these non-partisan summits is to promote more constructive civic engagement across geographic and ideological divides.  In support of the Armstrong County Community Foundation's Community/Civic Affairs priority, we are proposing to hold one of our four Friday & Saturday summits in Armstrong County (Kittanning).  The Democracy Renewal 2020 summit would bring together 50-100 residents of Armstrong County, Allegheny County, and neighboring counties to do three things:

1. Produce consensus public statements that promote collaboration, healthy discourse, and civic engagement among voters from all parties and unaffiliated voters.

2. Design urban/rural community action projects.

3. Build relationships among people across different communities through shared meals, collaboration, and an optional home-stay should any Kittanning residents want to host a participant from a visiting community Friday night.

We are requesting funding to cover expenses including food and drink, transportation, community projects and compensation for facilitators.

wish updated 2/14/20

Veterans Leadership Program
Requesting: Any Amount

For almost 40 years, we serve Veterans across Western Pennsylvania to manage the transitions of life.  We serve homeless veterans regardless of reason for homelessness through bridge housing, assistance in finding appropriate housing, assisting in finding employment, ongoing case management and in other areas where there is need.  We are a grant funded program and much of what we provide is given through donations.  We have a continual need for furniture for Veterans as they enter their own homes, pet care, transportation, and food for our food pantry and bridge units.

wish updated 3/13/20

West Hills Emergency Services
Requesting: $3,381

We are seeking funding for a Manitowoc 30" Air Cooled half Dice Ice Machine.  Ice is a vital necessity for fire departments as it is used during nearly every activity.  During disaster relief situations (power outages, etc.) the 310 lbs. of ice per day would help preserve food for residents without power and cool individuals who have lost air condition due to the disaster.

wish updated 8/16/19

West Kittanning Fire Department
Requesting: $3,500

We are seeking funding to provide and install a chain link fence on the traffic side of the existing basketball court in West Kittanning to maintain the safety for the public/pedestrian and users of the basketball court to avoid vehicle traffic.

wish updated 8/16/19

Worthington Borough Police Department
Requesting: $12,130

1. We are seeking funding to replace our 2003 Ford Crown Victoria which has high miles and runs poorly.

2. We are also seeking funding to purchase two body cameras.  These will enable us to document evidence and bring the police department to modern standards in police work.

wish updated 11/22/19

Worthington West Franklin VFD
Requesting: $15,000

We are seeking funding to help offset the cost of the new Brush Truck garage.  The garage was built in order that the Brush Truck would be readily accessible to the fire department when needed.  This garage also houses #6 Ambulance Service.  We are striving to get this building paid for so future funds can be used to purchase updated fire fighting equipment to better serve our community and keep our volunteers safe.

wish updated 11/22/19

If you are a nonprofit interested in submitting information for the grant wish list, please email jodi@servingtheheart.org or call 724-548-5897 for more information.