Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

                        . . . enriching the area in which we live and work. 


Upcoming Events


Stay tuned for an upcoming Facebook Contest to win two free tickets to the NCCF Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser. Contest official begins on February 20, 2015.

See contest rules.

Upcoming Deadlines

Grant Deadlines

Community Grants Program - 3/1/15

Letters of Interest must be received at the NCCF office by 4 p.m. Click for more information.

Community Pride Program - 3/1/15

Letters of Application must be received at the NCCF office by 4 p.m. Click for more information.

George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award

Nominations due March 26, 2015

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The NCCF is a not-for-profit, 501 c(3) organization that builds permanent funds to benefit the charitable needs of our community.

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2013 Audit

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We are your community foundation

hands in the sand in a circleEstablished in 1986, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation now holds more than $22 million in permanent funds, which allow us to distribute more than $467,000 annually in grants and scholarships for the betterment of the northern Chautauqua community.

These funds have been created through contributions from community minded individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

 The NCCF provides grants and support to a wide variety of charitable organizations. We are structured to support the most pressing needs in the community today and, as these needs change, so will our funding focus. In addition, we identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help our community prepare for the future. 

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Latest News

NCCF Seeks YOUR Footprints Award Nomination
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently seeking nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award.  NCCF is looking for nominations that exemplify its mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County. Take a moment to nominate an individual, family or group that you know who creates footprints for others to follow in the community.

Stacy Scholarship for School or Mental Health Counseling
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) announces the availability of the “Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship.”  Dr. Ruth C. Stacy of Mayville created this fund to support graduate level students majoring in school or mental health counseling.  “The need for credentialed school and mental health counselors is a critical element to a healthy school and community environment” states Dr. Stacy.   A strong advocate of the need for certified, experienced school counselors in kindergarten through high school, Dr. Stacy is an experienced school and mental health counselor; she holds a doctorate in education with a concentration in counseling.  She maintained her certification with the Pennsylvania and New York State Education Departments even following her retirement.

Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. Accepting Scholarship Applications
The Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women Inc. is accepting scholarship applications through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Following the mission of the NYS Women Inc. “to build powerful women personally, professionally, and politically,” the Chadwick Bay NYS Women, Inc. Scholarship Fund was established to assist nontraditional female students.

NCCF Announces the Javier Soto Roldan Memorial Scholarship
The memory of Javier Soto Roldan lives on in a scholarship recently established at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF). Javier, the beloved son of Misael and Carmen Soto, was a promising senior at Dunkirk High School when he passed away in September.

NCCF Videos

2014 NCCF Footprints Award
2014 NCCF Footprints Award
Learning to Save
Learning to Save
Learn from the beginning
2013 Footprints Award
2013 Footprints Award
Stephen & Susan Cobb
NCCF on Access Channel 5
NCCF on Access Channel 5
Reed Powers interview with NCCF's Diane Hannum and Ida Klahn
NCCF Philanthropy in Action
NCCF Philanthropy in Action
Celebrating NCCF's 25th Anniversary