Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

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


Give the Perfect Gift

Holiday Catalog of Giving

Give the gift that keeps on giving!


We have a gift that’s right for everyone on your list.

  • Does someone on your list already have everything?
  • Are you worried your clients are getting tired of candy?
  • Gift certificates aren’t meaningful anymore?

This is holiday season consider shopping from the NCCF Holiday Catalog of Giving. We have a gift for everyone on your list. We have funds that support scholarships, community betterment, the environment and animals, health care, arts and culture, and education.

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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.

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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?

Latest News

Dr. Gopalan scholarship available
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation wants to alert the community about the availability of the Dr. Raja S. Gopalan Registered Nursing Scholarship.

The Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship Fund, established at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, recently awarded a scholarship to Ms. Ricque L. Greer.

NCCF’s Service Learning Mini-Grant Program
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is offering the Service Learning Mini-Grants Program to all schools in northern Chautauqua County. 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. 

NCCF Enjoys a Fair Week
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.

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