The Pittsburgh Foundation

Three Conneaut Lake organizations receive grants to improve the community

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa., June 5, 2017 – The Dietrich Foundation Conneaut Lake, PA Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded $8,864 in grants, a 60 percent increase from last year’s total. Grantees this year are the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee, the Ice House Park and the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania.

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 fourth year the fund has awarded grants.

The Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee was awarded $5,000 to fund a lamp post plan in Conneaut Lake as part of the revitalization project. Thanks to this grant, funding for nine out of 18 lamp posts for the project has been committed. Each lamp post will have a plaque inscribed with the person or organization of the person donating funds.    

Ice House Park, dedicated in 2009, was awarded $2,864. The park commemorates the ice house industry that lined the southern shore of Conneaut Lake in the early 20th century. The fund designates a portion of its grantmaking funds each year to South Lake Preserve, which operates the park.

The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania was awarded $1,000 to support the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience in Conneaut Lake. Funds will be used to provide supplies, recruitment materials and training for volunteers. The program currently serves 18 girls in Conneaut Lake that are receiving valuable life skills such as STEM, academic success through community service, financial leadership/entrepreneurship, environmental Stewardship, leadership and professional development.


For Immediate Release

Contact: Christian Pelusi