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The members of the board of directors of the Westfield Fund are represented.

The Westfield Fund Board recently approved grants totaling $4,000 to be awarded to four Westfield organizations as follows:

¯ Westfield Development Corporation: to support the Westfield streetscape improvement project, including the installation of Victorian seating/planters, benches, fencing, gardens, lampposts and signage.

¯ Northlake Family Recreation Center: for four heavy-duty soccer nets that will be used for school and road soccer leagues. Participants in Northlake’s annual football programs include students from New York’s Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties, as well as Bradford-Warren, Pennsylvania.

¯ YWCA of Westfield: for the gymnasium basketball hoops and the upgrade of the gymnasium lighting system. The YWCA Gym serves as a community hub hosting various community events, clubs and recreation programs for community members of all ages.

¯ Lake Shore Center for the Arts: to support the Westfield Village Mural Project. The mural project will include wall restoration, painting and sealant, surveillance cameras, and artist/restoration expenses.

The Westfield Fund’s annual grant program provides support to organizations seeking to improve and strengthen the Westfield community. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate the potential impact and community benefits of the grant, to programs representing innovative and effective approaches to serving the community, and to needs that are not being met by existing programs or services. Preference will be given to organizations that work collaboratively with other organizations to encourage efficient use of resources, eliminate duplication of services, and promote volunteer participation and citizen engagement.

Members of the Westfield Fund grants committee are Cristie Herbst, Pete Holt, Rick Mascaro, Jean McCausland, Sue Poster, Joel Seachrist, Nancy Walker and Dan Willow. Other advisory board members include Martha Bills, Bob Dyment, John Hemmer, Marilyn Hemmer, Alan Holbrook, Deanne Manzella, Vinny Sanzo, Mike VandeVelde and Rachel Willow.

For more information and to make a contribution to the Westfield Fund, please visit or

The Westfield Fund is a donor driven fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charity. Since its inception, the NCCF has distributed over $17 million to the community. The organization is intrinsically committed to pursuing its mission of enriching the North Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information, visit or call (716) 366-4892.

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