Ripley Community & Heritage Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Ripley Community & Heritage Fund (RCHF) is accepting grant applications from charitable, not-for-profit organizations that serve the Ripley community. 

In 2000, over 140 businesses, citizens and organizations joined together to create the Ripley Community & Heritage Fund held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF). Their mission is to enrich the lives of Ripley’s residents. To date, the RCHF has distributed over $47,537 to Ripley organizations. Committee members are Chair Dick Wade, Mary Beth Chess, Dave Bower, Richard Eimers, Terry Eggleston, and Pete Ryan.

Grant applications and guidelines are available by contacting one of the following RCHF board members: Richard Wade 736-2424, Lew Barnes 736-6931, or Mary Beth Chess 736-6049. Applications are also available at various locations throughout Ripley including Meeder’s Restaurant and the Ripley Library. You may also download the form from NCCF’s website, Forward completed applications by January 15, 2019, to the RCHF, c/o Richard Wade, 25 North State St. Ripley, NY 14775.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization.  Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $14 million in the community through its various grant programs.  It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.  For more information on the NCCF, visit or call 716-366-4892.