Grants Awarded to Date

Transformational Philanthropy 2.0 Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received 
Bayfront East Side TaskforceBEST Focused Neighborhood Revitalization$250,000
Bayfront NATO, Inc. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial CenterMinority Community Investment Coalition (MCIC): Collaborating for Economic Success$250,000
Erie Downtown Development CorporationRevitalizing Erie’s Downtown Through Strong Community VISION and ACTIVATION$100,000
Gannon UniversityGO College at Strong Vincent Middle School$200,000
Mother Teresa AcademyRenewal & Recommit$150,000
Our West BayfrontWest 8th St. Corridor Revitalization$250,000
Penn State Erie, The Behrend CollegeSusan Hirt Hagen Center For Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE) Outreach Expansion Project 2018$200,000
Perry Square AllianceAccelerate Infrastructure Investments in Perry Square$100,000
The Urban Oasis ProjectThe Oasis Market$200,000
United Way of Erie CountyCommunity Schools Truancy Prevention through Community Coordination$250,000

GRAND TOTAL: $1,950,000


Cycle 2

Helping Today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Alzheimer's Association     
Early Stage Programs $5,000
City of ErieErie Neighborhood Strengthening$15,000 
Freedom House EMSFreedom House Firefighter Certification Preparation Course $11,000 
Multicultural Community Resource Center 10 Passenger Van for Child Care  $18,984
St. Benedict Center  Transportation for Inner City Children to Programming at St. Benedict Center $15,500
Twilight Wish Foundation Beach Wheelchairs and Mobi-chair for Presque Isle $6,390 
Bayfront NATO, Inc. (MLK Center) Bayfront     Mini Mall Parking Lot Project$11,000 
Booker T. Washington Center The Center City - School & Safety Initiative $15,000
Erie Catholic School SystemKeeping Our Kids Safe $15,000 
Erie County Historical SocietyTechnology Upgrade for Erie Historical Society Operations $15,000
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality Marketing Assistance for Diversity Training $5,500
Northwest Industrial Resource CenterWhat's So Cool About Manufacturing (student video contest) $8,100 
Northwest PA K-9 Search and Rescue Organization Search & Rescue Mobile Incident Command Trailer$15,000 
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (CORE) Enhancing the Mentor Project to Serve, Strengthen and Support Erie County $10,000
 UNFHCC ERIE WICErie WIC Lactation Center Room $10,000 
WQLN Public Media Our Town 2018-19: Stories from Union City and Lawrence Park $9,000

Urgent Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Erie City Mission 
New Life Program Vehicle  
$9,500 
Sister Mary Pascal Gray Food Pantry at St. Patrick Church
Roof Replacement 
$11,770

Donor Directed Grants

153 Donor Directed Grants$3,815,718

Scholarships

450 Scholarships$586,832

GRAND TOTAL: $4,609,294


Cycle 1

Helping Today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Albion Area Fair Road Paving $5,000 
Almakarim Islamic Foundation  Installing new roof and painting building$5,000
American Association of University Women - Erie BranchTech Savvy - a program   of AAUW $1,000  
Climate Changers, Inc.Total Change Program - Men's Transitional Facility $30,000 
Community Country Day School  Facility Needs$6,200  
Erie Downtown PartnershipDowntown Erie CARE Outreach & Business $10,000 
Erie Family Center Access and Visitation $10,000 
Erie Philharmonic The Visual Orchestra$15,000 
Gannon University Bayview Park: Revitalization through Recreation $7,480 
GECAC Planning for Tomorrow  $10,000
Goodell Gardens & Homestead 2018 Goodell Bank Barn Foundation Stabilization and Electric Service Entrance $5,000 
Junior Achievement of Western PA JA Digital Blended and Entrepreneurial Programs $8,000 
Member To Member M2M Erie County Giving Residents a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out $15,000 
Neighborhood Resource Organization Community Clean Up Mini Grants $5,000 
Neighborhood Watch #13 SNOOPS Neighborhood Food Pantry $1,000  
Perry Square Alliance   Baskets for Perry Square District$13,536
Ronald McDonald House Charities  Providing Night Stays for Families from Erie County $6,000 
Safe Kids ErieSIDS Prevention Erie County$10,000 
Youth Leadership Institute Connected in 5 $2,600

Urgent Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Sarah A. Reed Children's CenterEmergency Generator Replacement for Sarah Reed Children's Center$10,000
St. Martin CenterEarly Learning Center Flooring $6,275

Classroom Projects for Erie County Public School Teachers

DonorsChoose$10,000

Community Schools

Partnership for Erie's Pubic Schools$25,000

Donor Directed Grants

405 Donor Directed Grants$3,404,612

Scholarships

5 Scholarships$10,550

GRAND TOTAL: $3,632,253


Previous Years Grants Awarded