Transforming Our Community

The Foundation values the work of all nonprofits and supports a broad-based grantmaking program through our Helping Today grants and through administration of hundreds of donor advised and donor designated endowments.

Thanks to unprecedented donor support, and Foundation trustees with a desire to do more than maintain the status quo, a five-year plan was launched in 2019 to partner with a few strong anchor institutions to change the trajectory of our region.

This year, we continue to seek out strong partners, with strong brands, to develop multi-million dollar investments with the potential to impact Erie Vital Signs indicators. These grants will only be considered after extensive dialogue with foundation board and staff and we expect our grant dollars to be leveraged by several multiples.

The development of a specific, multi-year proposal, consistent with community goals, will be required.

There is no specific deadline and projects will be considered after conversations with our Community Impact Team and upon submission of a required white paper.

Grant Guidelines