Apply for a Grant

Grant Types

Below are Erie Community Foundation partners with funding opportunities:

Grant Guidelines

  • A Helping Today 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 Helping Today 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.

New Grant Software

The Erie Community Foundation's Competitive Grants Cycle 1 is officially open!

To streamline our internal processes and to make the application experience easier for you, The Erie Community Foundation transitioned to an improved online grant application platform called GOapply.

Please register your nonprofit today on GOapply. Once we receive your registration, you can submit your grant application.

Click Here to register. Need help navigating the new platform? Click the link below for the user guide!

Remember the deadline to apply for a grant is February 1, 2024. We look forward to working with you!

Apply for a Grant

For more information on applying for a grant, please contact our Community Impact Team: