Community Grants Program ♦ Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund ♦ Community Pride Program
DFT Communications Community Betterment Fund
Lake Shore Savings' Community Reinvestment Fund
Our grants programs are the most direct way that the NCCF works to improve the community. Through the programs listed below, funds are distributed throughout the year, addressing a variety of issues. If you have questions regarding any of our grants programs, please contact Eileen Dunn, Program Coordinator.
This biannual program addresses the most pressing and immediate needs within northern Chautauqua County. These grants are made possible through the generosity of those who have established or who have contributed to an unrestricted fund. Letters of Interest Deadlines: March 1 & September 1 of each year (Letters of Interest must be received at the NCCF office by 4:00 p.m.)
2013 Community Grants Program Timetable
The Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund supports programs that promote local environmental education, particularly as it relates to Lake Erie and its watershed. Applications are carefully reviewed by a volunteer committee of community members in January of each year. Application Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2013 (Applications must be received at the NCCF office by 4:00 p.m.) Click to view Environmental Fund Project Grants Guidelines and Application.
We have the pleasure of living in a community with a tradition of service and an overwhelming sense of community. The Community Pride Program was created in 1997 to support clean, attractive neighborhoods, well-maintained parks, signage, and other projects that promote pride in northern Chautauqua County. All grant awards require a match of either volunteer hours, donated supplies or in another way. The Community Pride Program awards grants biennially. Next Deadline: March 1, 2015 (Letter of application must be received at the NCCF office by 4:00 p.m.)
Click to view the Community Pride Program information sheet.
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DFT Communications has earned a reputation as a strong supporter of the community they serve. In 2001, the Foundation began administering their "DFT Communications Community Betterment Fund." Grants are awarded from this fund on a monthly basis. To learn more about DFT and the services they offer, visit their website at www.dftcommunications.com. Application Deadline: the 20th of every month. Download DFT Communications Community Betterment Fund Guidelines and Application.
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Lake Shore Savings is known throughout the region for its commitment to the community. The NCCF is proud to work with Lake Shore Savings on their community grantmaking program. For more information, visit its website.
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