Nonprofits Received Grants totaling $7.2 Million

October 30, 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 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
Achievement Center 
Technology Today   $20,000
American Heart AssociationCPR in Schools Training Program  $13,720
Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc. New Steam Boiler Installation/St. Benedict Community Center (SBCC) $20,000 
Billy Simpson Post 470 of the Veterans of Foreign WarHonor Guard Van $20,372 
Community of Caring Facilities Improvements  $22,500 
Erie Art MuseumErie Art Museum Technology Infrastructure $15,000 
Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania Shelter to Service  $5,000
Mercy Center for Women Building Capacity at Mercy Center for Women  $15,000
Millcreek Paramedic Service Paramedic  Response Vehicle  $15,000
Pennsylvania Chamber Symphony DBA Young Artists Debut Orchestra Performance Production Improvement and Mobilization $11,406 
Salvation Army Erie Temple CorpsWarm Wishes  $10,000
The Woman's Club of Erie, Inc. Setting a Course for the Next 120 Years  $4,000
Unity of Edinboro New Roof Replacement Project $6,000 
Youth Leadership Institute of Erie Retooling "Connected in 5" $10,000

Shaping Tomorrow Grants funded by The Erie Community Foundation

NonprofitProject FundedAmount Received
GECAC Erie County Reentry Services and Support Alliance   $39,047
Empower ErieErie County Community College Application, Continuing Advocacy for State Approval  $300,000
Union City Pride, Inc. Union City Revitalization Investment Strategy $258,000

Urgent Grant

OrganizationProject FundedAmount Received
Community Blood Bank of Northwest PA and Western NY 
Courier Vehicle Purchase $6,500 
St. James AME Church St. James AME Church Boiler Replacement $10,000 
The Woman's Club of Erie Water Line Break $7,717

Donor Directed

173 Donor Directed grants for $6,332,633


56 Scholarships for a total of $87,939

GRAND TOTAL: $7,229,834