The Erie Community Foundation

Shaping Tomorrow

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Shaping Tomorrow grants support collaborative and multi-year efforts to address critical community needs as identified by Erie Vital Signs and typically do not exceed $300,000.

Shaping Tomorrow Grants Awarded For:

  • Efforts that address any of the eight Erie Vital Signs topical areas including; Cultural Vitality, Community & Civic Engagement, The Economy, Regional Cooperation, Health, Environment, Education and Brain Gain.
  • While grants may be awarded in any of the eight topical areas, Foundation Trustees established three priority areas for funding; Health, Education and The Economy.

Grant Deadlines

Shaping Tomorrow grants will be awarded on biyearly with the following application deadlines and notification dates in 2014:

Application DeadlineNotification Date
February 14March 28
August 27October 10

Please Note: The online grant application form must be completed by 5 p.m. on the quarterly deadline date. For questions or guidance, please contact our Community Impact team at 814-454-0843. All applications are reviewed by Foundation staff and a volunteer grants review panel, and are ultimately approved by The Erie Community Foundation Board of Trustees.

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