Sheldon Creates New Grant

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation has established a separate and new grant program to encourage nonprofit organizations who deliver programming in southern Chautauqua County to reimagine their work through collaboration, partnerships and even merger and acquisition with other nonprofit organizations. The grant program will award funding to support boards and staff in exploring, negotiating, and executing a strategic partnership or corporation restructuring between two or more organizations. Activities that could be funded include the assessment, exploration (feasibility), negotiation and implementation for: Partnerships — joint programming, joint earned income ventures, administration consolidation, shared facilities; Strategic Restructuring — mergers, parent-subsidiary structure, joint venture corporations, management service organizations, dissolutions. Grant funds could be used for technical assistance, consultation, facilitation, legal and fiscal review and support for pre-negotiation, negotiation and developing implementation plans. Funding could also be used for direct expenses associated with the implementation of a new partnership or organizational restructuring. Public-private partnerships will be considered. The grant program is independent of the traditional quarterly grant program of the Foundation. Applicants may apply to one or both Sheldon Foundation grant programs in any given year. Strategic Partnership and Restructuring applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The application may be found on the Sheldon Foundation page of chautauquagrants.org website.

Outdoor Club To Meet In Irvin

Members of the Allegheny Outdoor Club will ski or hike the Beanfield in Irvin, Pa., on Sunday. Members are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. at Musante Street. Greg Burkett will be the leader and can be reached at (814) 730-4686 for any questions.

Meeting Canceled For Watershed

The Conewango Watershed Commission meeting for March has been cancelled. More information about the April meeting will be available later. For more information, call Ken Chase, commission president, at 716-499-5721.

Cornell Extension Meeting Monday

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday via Zoom. To register and attend call 664-9502.

Tybout House Taking A Break For One Month

WARREN, Pa. — The Tybout House at 117 Market St. will be taking a break starting Monday to April 7, 2021. During that time we will be doing some reorganizing. When we reopen our hours will be Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made for other days by calling Priscilla Breese at 814-688-0293. The Tybout House looks forward to seeing you in April.


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