Cycle 1 Grants Announced

April 26, 2018

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To fulfill the mission of The Erie Community Foundation, each quarter the board reviews grant applications and distributes unrestricted dollars to meet the nonprofits’ needs. This quarter's grant reception was held at Climate Changers, Inc. The following is a list of most recent grants: 

Helping Today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Albion Area Fair Road Paving $5,000 
Almakarim Islamic Foundation  Installing new roof and painting building$5,000
American Association of University Women - Erie BranchTech Savvy - a program   of AAUW $1,000  
Climate Changers, Inc.Total Change Program - Men's Transitional Facility $30,000 
Community Country Day School  Facility Needs$6,200  
Erie Downtown PartnershipDowntown Erie CARE Outreach & Business $10,000 
Erie Family Center Access and Visitation $10,000 
Erie Philharmonic >td >$15,000 
Gannon University Bayview Park: Revitalization through Recreation $7,480 
GECAC Planning for Tomorrow  $10,000
Goodell Gardens & Homestead 2018 Goodell Bank Barn Foundation Stabilization and Electric Service Entrance $5,000 
Junior Achievement of Western PA JA Digital Blended and Entrepreneurial Programs $8,000 
Member To Member M2M Erie County Giving Residents a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out $15,000 
Neighborhood Resource Organization Community Clean Up Mini Grants $5,000 
Neighborhood Watch #13 SNOOPS Neighborhood Food Pantry $1,000  
Perry Square Alliance   Baskets for Perry Square District$13,536
Ronald McDonald House Charities  Providing Night Stays for Families from Erie County $6,000 
Safe Kids ErieSIDS Prevention Erie County$10,000 
Youth Leadership Institute Connected in 5 $2,600

Urgent Grants

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
Sarah A. Reed Children's CenterEmergency Generator Replacement for Sarah Reed Children's Center10,000
St. Martin CenterEarly Learning Center Flooring $6,275

Classroom Projects for Erie County Public School Teachers


Community Schools

Partnership for Erie's Pubic Schools$25,000

Donor Directed Grants

405 Donor Directed Grants$3,404,612


5 Scholarships$10,550

GRAND TOTAL: $3,632,253