Apply for a Grant

The work of The Erie Community Foundation is made possible by generous donors. Our mission 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. Our Helping Today...Shaping Tomorrow grantmaking is designed to be inspiring.

Grant Types

Grant Guidelines

  • An applicant must meet with a member of the Foundation's Community Impact Team prior to a Grant Cycle deadline in order to submit an application.
  • An online grant application must be completed and submitted prior to the Grant Cycle deadline.
  • If your nonprofit has an emergency and your request cannot wait until the next grant cycle, please contact the Community Impact Team at 814-454-0843 to obtain the Access Code for applying for an Urgent Request.
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For more information on applying for a Helping Today or Shaping tomorrow grant, please contact our Community Impact Team:


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