Local nonprofits receive grants totaling over $3.5 million

July 26, 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

OrganizationProject FundedAmount Received
All About Character, Inc.Troopers Teaching Students$15,800
Bayfront East Side Taskforce   Three Forts of Presque Isle   $20,000 
Bayfront NATO, Inc. Computer Assisted Learning and Training Program at MLK  $10,513 
Booker T. Washington CenterBig Assist $20,000  
Crime Victim Center of Erie CountySexual Assault Response Center $10,000 
Edinboro Market, Inc. Edinboro Community Commercial Kitchen Planning Grant  $6,000
Edinboro University Foundation Art 100 $15,000 
Erie City Mission Grace House, Digital Education Platform  $15,000
Erie Philharmonic Virtual Orchestra 2.0 $15,000 
Erie's Public Schools Eagle's Nest Wheelchair Lift $30,000  
Group CaresLake Erie Workcamp - Home Repair Project $15,000 
McKean Elementary School McKean Community Cross-Curricular Fitness Trail $7,467 
Millcreek Mental Health and Advocacy Partnership 1738 West 8th Street Furnace and AC Installation $5,000
Multicultural Health Evaluation Delivery Systems (MHEDS) Handicap Accessible Doors $5,000 
Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation  Simulator Project $9,690
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc. Providing night stays for families from Erie County traveling to receive pediatric medical care$5,000  
Warner Theatre Preservation TrustWarner Theatre Organ Project $15,000

Urgent Grant

OrganizationProject FundedAmount Received
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
Holy Trinity Pasta and   Soup Kitchens $4,500 
Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC  Emergency Building Repairs$9,971

Donor Directed

241 Donor Directed grants for $2,627,427.41


514 Scholarships for a total of $651,253

GRAND TOTAL: $3,512,621