Shaping Tomorrow

Shaping Tomorrow grants support multi-year, collaborative projects that  advance the Foundation’s strategic plan for transformative change. These grants will focus on reversing negative trends as identified by Erie Vital Signs key indicators. As part of our 5-year strategic framework, the Foundation will award up to $15 million in Transformational Grants and $10 million in Mission Related Investments to projects addressing priority community issues, at scale.

This process differs from prior grant applications; we seek dialogue, collaborations and feedback from the community to prioritize issues. We want to partner with strong champions who can bring matching dollars to transformational projects. With no specific deadlines, projects will be considered after conversations with our Community Impact Team and upon submission of a required white paper. Applicants should expect significant dialogue, interaction with foundation trustees, and the development of a specific, multi-year proposal.

Please click here for more information about the Foundation's mission-aligned vision and strategy for priority grantmaking. 

Grant Guidelines