vision | goals


The ACC FFW has been established as a resource that will provide financial assistance and open doors for women who seek continued betterment.

  • To establish an endowed fund that will support the vision and mission of ACC FFW.

  • To award individual and agency grants, on an annual basis, in direct proportion to our endowment, through a thorough review of applications.

  • To promote philanthropy by and for women.

regional challenges

Poverty rate in the tri-county area is higher than state and national averages - % living in poverty:

  • Allegany:  16.5%

  • Cattaraugus:  16.9%

  • Chautauqua:  18.5%

  • NYS:  15.1%

  • US:  14.6%

Source:  2019 New York State Annual Poverty Report