The Pittsburgh Foundation

Three Conneaut Lake organizations awarded grants by Dietrich Foundation

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 17, 2018 – The Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake, PA Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded $7,934 to Conneaut Lake-area organizations this year. Grantees this year are the Ice House Park, the Conneaut Lake Historical Society and the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania.   

  • The Ice House Park is 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 is 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 work space for researchers.
  • The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania is 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.

William S. Dietrich II, a former steel industry executive who died in 2012, established the fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation to support charitable programs in the community of Conneaut Lake. This is the fifth year the fund has awarded grants. Grant applications for next year will open in January.