To improve life and opportunity for current and future generations of Allegany County, NY, residents. We do this through college scholarships, and grant support for our local nonprofit organizations.
Allegany County is 75 minutes south of both Buffalo and Rochester. Rural, population 50,000. County is well below state and national averages for income and educational attainment.
What We Do
ACAF awards scholarships (275K annually) to students pursuing college or trade/vocational study. Most awards are renewable, even into grad school.
We also make 40K in grants annually to local non-profits.
Since our first scholarship was provided in 1989, we have awarded over $3,700,000 in scholarships to graduates of our county high schools.