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 Videos
Chautauqua Sunrise
Chautauqua Sunrise
Diane Hannum and Ida Lord appear on the January 9th edition of Chautauqua Sunrise.
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

30th Anniversary 
Celebration Events

Ice Skating Family Event

Saturday, March 19, 2016

12—2 p.m.

Fredonia, SUNY Steele Hall


Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8—10 a.m.

3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk


Chautauqua County Fair

July 25—31, 2016

Booth Hours: 12—7 p.m.


Fredonia Farm Festival

August 26—28, 2016

Informational Booth


Festival of Grapes

September 16—18, 2016

Informational Booth

Silver Creek, NY

Community Foundation

Week Open House

November 18, 2016

11 a.m.—1 p.m.

Fredonia Technology Incubator

214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY


Community Family

Art Project Family Event

Four events featuring No. Chautauqua County

Dates and places to be determined


Promoting Philanthropy in Local Libraries

Traveling display in No. Chautauqua Libraries

Schedule to be announced


Photo Contest 
Showcasing No. Chautauqua County

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Bronze Sponsors 

Silver Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

 Anonymous Donor
Cabana Sam's Sunset Bay Grill
Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat
Anonymous Donor  Peter D. Clark, Attorney  Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates


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.