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Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake Fund invites 2019 grant applications

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2019 - The Pittsburgh Foundation is accepting grant applications for The Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake, Pa. Fund. Selection of grantees will be made by the nine-member committee of The Dietrich Foundation and awards will be announced in May.

To qualify for funding, proposals must be directed to cultural, educational and other charitable organizations and projects of direct benefit to Conneaut Lake. Grant proposals must be submitted online by noon on Feb. 8 at

Approximately $18,000 will be available from the fund. Of that total, 30 percent will be designated for operations of Ice House Park. The remaining amount – about $12,500 – will be distributed through the competitive process managed by the committee. Eligible grantees must be 501(c)3 organizations that are not classified as private foundations under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Borough of Conneaut Lake also is eligible. Annual amounts available for grant awards are expected to increase in future years.

The previous round of grants, announced last July, awarded about $8,000 to three Conneaut Lake organizations:

  • The Ice House Park was awarded $3,934 to support general operations and upkeep on the park. Thirty percent of each year’s giving amount is allocated for the Ice House Park.
  • The Conneaut Lake Historical Society was awarded $3,500 to assist with office renovations. The Society plans to convert a bathroom into a handicapped-accessible restroom. The Society will also construct new areas for computer and technology equipment, making space for more research books and a more efficient workspace for researchers.
  • The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania was awarded $500 to provide support for the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience in Conneaut Lake. Funds will be used to help provide supplies, recruitment materials and training for volunteers. The program currently serves 183 girls in Conneaut Lake who are receiving training on valuable life skills such as STEM, academic success through community service, financial leadership/entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, leadership and professional development.

The Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake, Pa. Fund was established as part of an estate bequest from former steel industry executive William S. Dietrich II, who died in 2011. The fund is managed at The Pittsburgh Foundation and is advised by board members of The Dietrich Foundation.

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Contact: Kitty Julian

The Pittsburgh Foundation