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
$8,237
Erie County Department of Health
Growing Smiles of Erie County
$15,000
Junior Achievement of Western PA
Economic Success
$8,000
Penn State Behrend, CORE
The Mentor Project at Behrend
$15,500
Performing Artists Collective Alliance
Creating Collaborative Work space in the new Erie Performing and Visual Arts Building
$25,000
Regional Science Consortium
Taking PASST into the Future: Support for Preservation and Documentation of Shipwrecked Sites
$7,500
Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute
Saint Vincent Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Program Expansion
$9,500
UPMC Hamot
Community Partnerships in Diversity - transforming at-risk youth to employed healthcare professionals
$17,500

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
$5,000
Community Resources for Independence
Specialized Transportation for People Who Use Wheelchairs$15,000
Mission Empower
Renovation of Training Services
$7,000
Sisters of Mercy-House of Mercy
Eastside Grassroots Coalition
$12,000

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
$100,000
Saint Patrick Haven
Restoring Hope
$20,000
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

Scholarships

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

DonorsChoose

Erie County Teachers$10,000      


Donor Directed

186 Donor Directed Grants$1,728,706


Scholarships

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

Scholarships

194 Scholarships $194,725

Grand Total: $1,200,921


Cycle 4

Helping Today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

Nonprofit
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

Scholarships

4 Scholarships $3,500

GRAND TOTAL: $2,386,089


Previous Years Grants Awarded