Shaping tomorrow grants support multi-year, evidence-based, collaborative projects with a high probability of transformational and sustainable community change. Areas of need are identified by data available in Erie Vital Signs.
While Shaping tomorrow grants may be awarded in any Erie Vital Signs category, Foundation trustees have identified Health, Education and Economy as priority impact areas. The Shaping tomorrow grant process will include extensive discussion with Erie Community Foundation staff.
In 2015, Shaping Tomorrow grants will be awarded annually based on the following schedule:
Key Shaping tomorrow Dates
January 4 -- Pre-application meetings begin
April 1 -- Project concept summaries due
June 11 -- Shaping Tomorrow RFP released
September 1 -- RFP submission deadline
September 25 -- Shaping Tomorrow grant(s) awarded
Please Note: The online grant application form must be completed by 5 p.m. on the 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.