In the last 5 years, the Community Foundation of Warren County has made distributions totaling almost $5 million to local non-profit organizations.  These organizations range from the Arts to Communities, Schools, Youth/Families, Churches, and Health Care.

The DeFrees Family Memorial Fund is a component fund of the CFWC. It has a separate committee that reviews the grant requests and determines which organizations will receive grants.  Organizations are permitted to file grant requests with both the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund and the Community Foundation of Warren County’s Unrestricted Fund and could be eligible to receive a grant from each Fund.

Grant applications and the grant follow-up form can be downloaded by clicking the links below.


DeFrees Grant Application

Brokenstraw Valley Fund Grant Application

Tidioute Community Fund Grant Application

Grant Follow-up Form

Community Foundation Grant applications received by the 20th of the month will usually be considered at the next board meeting, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month. Click the link below for the 2024 board meeting calendar along with the grant application deadlines.

202 Community Foundation Grant Application Deadline Calendar

Board Meeting Calendar 2023
Month Date
January 1/9/2024
February 2/13/2024
March 3/12/2024
April 4/9/2024
May 5/7/2024
June 6/11/2024
July 7/9/2024
August 8/13/2024
September 9/10/2024
October 10/8/2024
November – Wednesday 11/13/2024
December 12/10/2024
Deadline (s) for Grant Applications
For Meeting in: Application Deadline
January 12/20/2023
February 1/20/2024
March 2/20/2024
April 3/20/2024
May 4/20/2024
June 5/20/2024
July 6/20/2024
August 7/20/2024
September 8/20/2024
October 9/20/2024
November 10/20/2024
December 11/20/2024
January 2025 12/20/2024

DeFrees Grant applications must be received two weeks in advance of quarterly meetings of the Oversight Committee.  The DeFrees Family Memorial Fund Oversight Committee meets quarterly on the third Monday of January, April, July, and October.

Completed DeFrees Grant applications should be mailed to:
310 Second Ave., Suite 1, Warren PA  16365.

DeFrees Family Memorial Fund Advisory Committee:

Stephanie Freitag, Chairperson
Michael DelPrince, Vice Chairperson
Lisa To, Secretary/Finance Chair
Susan Merritt, Historian