Grants Awarded to Date

Cycle 1

Helping today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Crime Victim Center of Erie County
Crucial Connections for Clients and Counselors
Erie County Department of Health
Growing Smiles of Erie County
Junior Achievement of Western PA
Economic Success
Penn State Behrend, CORE
The Mentor Project at Behrend
Performing Artists Collective Alliance
Creating Collaborative Work space in the new Erie Performing and Visual Arts Building
Regional Science Consortium
Taking PASST into the Future: Support for Preservation and Documentation of Shipwrecked Sites
Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute
Saint Vincent Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Program Expansion
UPMC Hamot
Community Partnerships in Diversity - transforming at-risk youth to employed healthcare professionals

Helping today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation and Erie County Gaminig Revenue Authority (ECGRA)

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
All God's Children Ministries
Ramps of Hope
Community Resources for Independence
Specialized Transportation for People Who Use Wheelchairs$15,000
Mission Empower
Renovation of Training Services
Sisters of Mercy-House of Mercy
Eastside Grassroots Coalition

Urgent Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Community Shelter Services
Elevator Repairs$7,391
Early ConnectionsSafe Transportation$7,500

Community Fund Drives Grants Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Erie Homes for Children and Adults
Compassion, Hope and Possibilities Capital Campaign
Saint Patrick Haven
Restoring Hope
Sarah Reed Children's CenterGrowing Our Vision: Preserving the Heart & Expanding Our Reach$20,000

2017 Erie Summer JAM

Erie County$50,000

Donor Directed Grants

424 Donor Directed Grants$3,434,554


7 Scholarships$12,950

GRAND TOTAL: $3,797,192

Cycle 2

Helping today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation 

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
American Cancer SocietyCapital Improvements for Safety and Code Specifications$7,000
Audubon PennsylvaniaRest Stops for Migrating Birds: The Importance of Habitat Near the Lake Erie Shore$3,000
Bethesda Children's HomeSecurity System Upgrade$7,063
Blessed Hope 7th Day Christian ChurchSummer Math and Reading Enrichment Program$3,000
Dafmark Dance TheaterCreative Dance Infused Education for St. Martin Early Learning Center$4,600
Erie Arts & CultureCreation of a True Erie Art & Music Festival$10,000
Erie Regional Manufacturer PartnershipERMP Expansion and Candidate Pipeline$15,000
French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaFrench Creek Council BSA Custaloga Town Scout Reservation Bridge$7,500
Greater Erie Alliance for EqualityRegional Gay-Straight Alliance for Erie Area Youth$4,590
Harborcreek Youth ServicesStrength Through Literacy$18,000
Humane Society of NWPAFacilities Maintenance Project$5,000
Presque Isle PartnershipCommunications and Marketing Project Initiative$4,000
Safe JourneysInfrastructure Improvements$2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPAEdison School Pantry Pilot Project$18,000
St. Martin CenterEarly Learning Center Bus$7,000
WQLNOur Town 2017-18: Stories from Albion and Girard-Lake City$8,314

Urgent Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Boys & Girls Club of ErieRooftop Heating and Cooling Unit Replacement$7,391
ExpERIEnce Children's MuseumFlood Damage/Repair$3,000
Safe JourneysSpecially Equipped Van for Rural Domestic Violence Program$10,000
St. Paul's Neighborhood Free ClinicNew Roof$11,900


Erie County Teachers$10,000      

Donor Directed

186 Donor Directed Grants$1,728,706


266 Scholarships $343,000

GRAND TOTAL: $2,238,064

Cycle 3

Helping today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
ANNA Shelter
ANNA CARES $11,532 
Boro Women & Family Services Vehicle Improvement of Office Facilities$5,000 
Emma's Footprints  "What to Expect: Help, Healing and Hope after Infant Loss" Educational Video $5,000 
Erie Art Museum East 5th Street Roof Replacement $5,000 
Flagship Niagara League Repair of the Water Way Timber and Bulwark Planking $10,000 
Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. Crossroads Phone System $7,318 
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Building Capacity for the Erie Homeless Continuum of Care $10,000 
McLane Church Sharing Family Meals $2,659 
Mothers Against Teen Violence Out of School Suspension Program $5,000 
Partnership for a Healthy Community Erie County Blue Zone (BZ) Project: Leadership Assessment Site Visit $10,000 
Partnership for Erie's Public Schools The Next Chapter: PEPS Strategic Planning Project $14,000 
Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network SSJNN Technology Grant $7,104 
Stairways Behavioral Health Bloom Collaborative Healing Arts Scholarship Program $5,000 
The Upper Room of Erie Project Safe Streets $3,000 
YMCA of CorryBetter YOU, Better CORRY, Better Y$15,000

Urgent Grant

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Edinboro Area Historical SocietyRoof Replacement$5,000

Donor Directed

 123 Donor Directed Grants$885,583


194 Scholarships $194,725

Grand Total: $1,200,921

Cycle 4

Helping Today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

Project FundedAmount Received
Bayfront Maritime Center 
Schoolship Schooner Porcupine $25,000 
Boys & Girls Club of Erie Club Tech $10,000  
Community Access Television CATV Studio & Truck Equipment Replacement $9,000
Community Shelter Services, Inc. Homeward Bound Permanent Housing Program Renovation Project $15,000 
Eagles Nest Leadership Corporation Employability Initiative $15,000  
Erie Arts & Culture Erie Celebrating 50 Years of United Arts Funding by Expanding Arts + Tech Education  $16,500 
Contemporary Ballet Theatre Marley and Sprung Flooring $8,000  
Erie County Fair/Wattsburg Agricultural Society Event Tables $2,337
Erie Independence House Information Technology Upgrade$10,000
John F. Kennedy Center  JFK IT Upgrade $15,410 
LifeWorks (Erie Center on Health and Aging) Delivering Reliable and  Innovative Vehicle Transport to Elders $10,000
Make-A-Wish of Greater PA and WVComputer Upgrade $1,320
Opportunities UnlimitedMarketing Initiative$10,000

Shaping Tomorrow Grant

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
The Nonprofit Partnership 2018 Operations$175,000

Donor Directed

451 Donor Directed Grants$2,060,022


4 Scholarships $3,500

GRAND TOTAL: $2,386,089

Previous Years Grants Awarded