Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

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


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Community Benefit Grants

Deadline - September 1, 2014

Contact Eileen Dunn, 366-4892

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September 3, 2014
8:45 a.m.

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NCCF in the News

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Awarded NCCF Grant

NCCF announces community
grants deadline

Silver Creek/Irving Heritage Fund Accepting Applications

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July 2014 Newsletter
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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.

2013 Full Annual Report

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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 $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. 

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

Westfield Academy and Central School Gains a New NCCF Scholarship

NCCF is pleased to announce the establishment of the Steve and Helen Baran Scholarship Fund. Helen and the late Steve Baran established this scholarship to benefit a senior student living within the Town or Village of Westfield. The couple was honored in 2012 with the NCCF George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award for their numerous contributions in Chautauqua County.

NCCF Enjoys a Week at the Fair

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) enjoyed a week at the Chautauqua County Fair. Volunteers enjoyed sharing NCCF information with fairgoers over free bags of popcorn. 

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.