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About your Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation is a collection of charitable endowments operating under the administrative umbrella of a single public charity. If you are interested in a copy of the 2013 IRS 990 or full audit, please call the Erie Community Foundation at 814-454-0843.

Our Mission

The mission of The Erie Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, building permanent charitable endowments and promoting philanthropic and community leadership.

In 2013, your Erie Community Foundation:

  • Disbursed 2,041 grants totaling $11.4 Million
  • Received 11,013 gifts totaling $7.9 Million

Today your community foundation is home to over 700 endowments valued at approximately $207 Million

When considering your personal philanthropic and estate planning objectives, consider giving through The Erie Community Foundation to your favorite charities. Endowments established at The Erie Community Foundation, ten, twenty or even 50 years ago, are still doing great work in our community today.


The Erie Community Foundation has been recognized for having organizational and financial practices that are in accordance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

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