Local Economic Development Initiative Impacts Healthcare
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s (NCCF) Local Economic Development (LED) Committee is implementing its 2015 Strategic Plan.   Formed in 2011, the Committee seeks the involvement of people and organizations throughout northern Chautauqua County. 

NCCF Accepting Applications to Environmental Grants Program
Dunkirk, N.Y., October 15, 2015 ─ The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting grant applications for the Environmental Fund Program. This program is available to organizations and school districts in northern Chautauqua County. The deadline for application submission is January 10, 2016.

Shoot for Olivia’s Wish Benefits NCCF Fund
Olivia’s 5K Wish Run Fund, held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), received a generous donation of more than $3,300 from a recent fundraiser, Shoot for Olivia’s Wish.  The event, sponsored by and held at the Hanover Fish and Game Club, was held on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Organizers Ken Drozdziel and Samantha Vacanti were pleased with the event’s turnout to support Olivia’s 5K Wish Run’s efforts to promote awareness and research for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.



NCCF Videos
2015 George B. Weaver Footprints Award
2015 George B. Weaver Footprints Award
Wayne, Elaine and Laurel Hotelling
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

 Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

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


NCCF's New Funds

Long Term Needs Recovery Fund - Acting as a fiscal agent for the Long-Term Recovery Group whose goal is to provide support to individuals and families affected by the July 2015 floods

AVM Awareness Organization of the Greater Buffalo Area Fund - supports research and raises awareness regarding arteriovenous malformation.

NCCF - Together we can...

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is a charitable organization created through gifts from many generous people. Community foundations operate in perpetuity, meaning the gifts made to the NCCF will continue to grow and provide resources for generations to come.

In addition, we identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help our community prepare for the future. Because our funds are held as endowments, contributions our donors make to  NCCF are never spent. Our grants and awards come from the interest or income of our earnings, guaranteeing that our donors make a difference for generations to come. 

Let us help YOU grow our community!

2014 Annual Report to the Community

Service Learning Mini-Grants Program 

2015 - 2016 School Year

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) would like to offer community service opportunities to local teachers and students. NCCF’s Service Learning Mini-Grants Program provides funding to teachers who integrate service learning into their curriculum. Linked is a Request for Proposal.

Funding is available on a competitive basis for projects that promote service learning to middle and high school level students.  Individual grants of up to $500 are available. To provide you with examples of successful projects, here is a list of projects funded for the 2014-15 school year

Applications are due October 16, 2015, and awards announced in early November 2015.  The RFP provides additional information.  Please share with your middle and high school teachers. Feel free to print as many copies as are needed. The information is also available on the Service Learning page, www.nccfoundation.org.

Why give through NCCF?


We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.


Our staff and volunteers have broad expertise regarding our community's issues and needs.


We provide highly personalized service tailored to each individual's charitable and financial interests.


Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.


We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.


We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.


We offer maximum tax advantage under federal law for most gifts.


We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.


We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.


We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.