Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

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

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2014 George B. Weaver Jr.

Footprints Award

Making a Difference


Visit us at the Chautauqua County Fair!
Commercial Building

July 21 - 27, 2014

"Be a Philanthropist" Contest Winners

Monday: Lindsey Anderson
Child Advocacy Program

Tuesday: Mike Feldman
Lakeshore Humane Society

2014 Newsletters
June 2014 Newsletter
May 2014 Newsletter


NCCF in the News

NCCF announces community
grants deadline

Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund Accepting Applications


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

2013 Annual Report

2013 Brochure Report

Financials PDF Downloads

2013 Audit

IRS 990

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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 $20.1 million in permanent funds, which allow us to distribute more than $435,151 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. 


Why give through NCCF?

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

Latest News

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center
The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center was awarded a Community Benefit Grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation for the purchase of sensory room equipment for their Special Needs Early Childhood Program in Fredonia. 

Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund Accepting Applications
The Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund (SCIHF) Committee will be will be accepting grant applications until September 30, 2014.   

NCCF Announces Community Grants Deadline
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting Letters of Interest to its Community Benefit Grants program until September 1, 2014. 

NCCF Building a Brighter Future
Building a Brighter Future was the theme at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s 28th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014. Held at JCC North Training & Conference Facility, the meeting recapped 2013 achievements to over 80 community members.