Local nonprofits receive grants totaling over $3.5 million at our winter grant reception!

January 28, 2020

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 TodayShaping 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
A Hand Up Erie, Inc.  
New Trailer$3,500 
Bayfront NATO, Inc.Workforce Development Training $30,000 
Brevillier Village Wheelchair Accessible Van $11,000  
City of ErieCity of Erie Language Access Project $10,000  
Community Access Media CAM Content Delivery Server Replacement $7,000 
Early Connections, Inc. Safe and Aesthetic Fencing $10,000
Enterprise Development Fund of Erie County, Inc. Enterprise Fund: Organizational Rebranding- Marketing & Communications  $10,000
Erie Area Council of Governments  Erie County 2020 Census Outreach Project  $10,000
Erie DAWN  25th Anniversary Marketing Toolkit  $15,000
Erie Philharmonic (Jr. Phil)   Instrument Upgrade Program$9,000
Erie Playhouse  FORWARD FOCUS   $6,000 
French Creek Council, Boy scouts of America    Technology Upgrades  $5,000 
NAMI of Erie County  NAMI Basics$4,000   
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College  Bringing Evidence-based Trauma-Focused Therapy to Vulnerable Adults in Erie County      $25,800 
Presque Isle Partnership Presque Isle Mobile Outreach Center $10,000 
Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot It's a Small World: Phase II  $8,000
SafeNet Safety Network Enhancing Services for Survivors $15,000 
Stairways Behavioral Health Bloom Collaborative Nonprofit Arts Partnership $10,000 
The Sight Center of NW PA National Diabetes Prevention Program $10,000 
The Upper Room of Erie Facility Storage and Furniture Refit $4,000 
The Urban Oasis Project The Oasis Market  $15,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Revitalizing Downtown Erie's Urban Forest $8,750

Urgent Grant

OrganizationProject FundedAmount Received
Bayfront NATO         
Supportive Transportation     $3,236  
Community Access Media CAM Rooftop Heating Unit Replacement $4,465
Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Bayview Heights Property Acquisition $18,000 
Gaudenzia Our Roof is at a Crossroads $7,400 
Mental Health Association of NWPA Heating Unit Replacement $5,135

Donor Directed

252 Donor Directed grants for $3,229,632


7 Scholarships for a total of $8,500

GRAND TOTAL: $3,513,418