Local Nonprofits Receive Grants Totaling Over $3.5 Million!

January 15, 2019

Each quarter, The Erie Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees finalizes grants from the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment and donations based on thorough evaluation by Foundation staff and the volunteer grants advisory committee. The grants are divided into five categories:  Helping Today, Shaping Tomorrow, Community Fund Drives, Urgent and Scholarships. The following is a list of most recent grants.

Helping Today Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

Because You Care

Enhance Program Efficiency & Communication Methods


Bethany Christian Services of Western PA

In-Home Family Preservation and Crisis Prevention/Intervention


Community Access Television

CATV Video Editing Equipment Replacement


Community Resources for Independence

Specialized Transportation for People Who Use Wheelchairs - 2018


Early Connections

Flooring for improved child care environment


ExpERIEnce Children's Museum

Economic Feasibility of a New Children's Museum


Inner City Neighborhood Art House

Erie Community Foundation Helping Today Grant 2018 - Inner-City Neighborhood Art House Safety


John F. Kennedy Center

JFK Youth Program Kids Cafe Facility Improvements and Database Upgrade


Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA

Warming Center at MHA


Northwestern Little League

Northwestern Little League Fence Replacement Project


Pleasant Ridge Manor

Escorting Elders: Helping them maintain their independence & connection to their community


The Sight Center of NWPA

Capacity Building for Sustainability


YMCA of Greater Erie

Diabetes Prevention Program


Young People's Chorus of Erie

Educational opportunities for our singers


Shaping Tomorrow Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

Erie Arts & Culture

New Horizons


Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

Erie Economic Development Strategy


Nonprofit Partnership

2019 Operating Budget


Urgent Grants

Opportunities Unlimited

Dry Cleaning Machine Replacement


Donor Directed

577 Donor Directed grants for $2,575,374


8 Scholarships for a total of $49,989

GRAND TOTAL: $3,541,175