2022 Hovis Summer Camp Scholarship Grant Now Available

January 14, 2022

The Erie Community Foundation, along with the William & Ethel Hovis Fund, is proud to again offer a special grant opportunity for high-quality summer camps and summer programs throughout Erie County. This funding initiative will provide grants to promote and support scholarships and operations. The Hovis Fund, established in 2018, designates the promotion of outdoor activities, camp attendance, athletics and other program that foster good health and well-being for underserved youth and elderly in our area.

Summer camps offer children a structured program in which to grow while providing a special type of community where kids come together to have fun. Within the camp setting, children develop a sense of independence as they participate in new adventures away from home. Summer camps are known for providing a safe environment where children gain self-confidence as they learn new skills. Camp is also a place where children develop a variety of social skills such as communication and conflict resolution ability. The Erie Community Foundation, on behalf of the William and Ethel Hovis Fund, is now accepting application for these projects and programs. The grant could be a maximum of $5,000 and should be able to be used for summer camps and programs.

Eligible Organizations: Any Erie County 501(c)3 organization may apply.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by clicking here February 11, 2022. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in March 2022.

Questions? Contact Kelly Patterson, Community Impact Associate at (814) 454-0843, ext. 104 or kpatterson@eriecommunityfoundation.org