Emerging Erie Fund Grant Applications are NOW OPEN!

April 15, 2024

The Emerging Erie Fund, (formerly the Young Erie Philanthropists), a field of interest fund of the Erie Community Foundation, was created to champion local initiatives that will significantly benefit the Erie community both now and in the future. As part of our mission, we are issuing this "Request for Proposals" to solicit innovative project ideas.

With that, we are proud to announce that this year’s grant for the Emerging Erie Fund (EEF) is $75,000 and our Request for Proposals (RFP) is now live! EEF is looking for organizations who invest in people and places within Erie to pave the way for the future.

Review our RFP below to see if you’re eligible for the grant and apply before our May 31, 2024 deadline!

Eligibility: any Erie County 501 (c)3 nonprofit

Ineligibility: for-profit, sectarian religious activities, fundraising solely, or hospitality projects

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024, through this link:

Important Dates: Finalists will be selected by June 12, 2024, and grant recipients will be announced by September 11, 2024.

Note: Grant finalists, if selected, will be asked to give a presentation on Thursday, June 20.

Questions? Contact Olivia Burgess, Philanthropic Services Officer, Erie Community Foundation, via email: oburgess@eriecommunityfoundation.org or phone at 814-454-0843