Shaping Tomorrow work is proactive work with an eye on the future. The Erie Community Foundation’s Shaping Tomorrow Grantmaking portfolio consists of concrete, practical strategies that can make a difference in the lives of many struggling families in our community.
We work to address high rates of poverty in our community by supporting key programs and initiatives that promote economic self-sufficiency, such as Erie FREE Taxes. Erie FREE Taxes facilitates the economic independence of low-income individuals and families through free tax preparation services, and by providing financial literacy and education. We also support the capacity-building needs of our nonprofit sector through the work of the Nonprofit Partnership. The Nonprofit Partnership provides high-quality programs and technical assistance services to strengthen our nonprofit sector.