Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

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Grant awarded for display case lighting system 


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Tuesday, April 15

1 - 2:30 p.m.
SUNY Fredonia Incubator
214 Central Ave., Dunkirk

 March 2014 Newsletter


NCCF Annual Meeting


George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award

Monday, June 16

4 p.m.

JCC North Training & Conference Center


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

2012 Report to the Community

Detailed 2012 Report

Financials PDF Downloads

2012 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. 


Steve and Sue 


2013 George B.

Weaver Jr. 



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NCCF Videos

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

NCCF Awards Grant for Historic Display Case Lighting System

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House was awarded a Community Benefit Grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation for a new LED lighting system for their historic display case. The Opera House’s historical display case can be viewed on the second floor of the Fredonia Village Hall. Pictured from left to right are Rick Davis, Fredonia Opera House Executive Director, Eileen Dunn, NCCF Program Coordinator and Kathy Kaus, NCCF Board Member.

Local Animal Shelters Benefit from Gopalan Fund
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation along with Dr. and Mrs. Raja Gopalan announce the establishment of the Raja and Sandy Gopalan Fund to Benefit Lakeshore Humane Society and Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue of Westfield. Building on their fondness and concern for animals, the Gopalan’s Designated Fund will provide needed assistance to both facilities on a yearly rotation. In February 2014, a grant check was presented to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

NCCF Social Media Webinar Series for Nonprofit

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announces its Spring Social Media Webinar Series. These webinars for local nonprofit organizations are free of charge.

 The series includes three webinars: April 1, Online Fundraising and e-Newsletter Best Practices; April 15, Twitter Best Practices for Nonprofits; and, May 13, You Tube and Video Content.

Letter to the Editor - Local Economic Committee Points Toward Progress

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s Local Economic Development Committee is pleased to share that in 2013 a solid foundation was laid for Northern Chautauqua’s economic development.  There is promise of continued progress, driven by partnerships that have been forged between citizens, communities, and the public, private and education leaders of our region.