NCCF History and Milestones
- Celebrated 30 years of community enrichment.
- Assets total 24,065,232
- Awarded 317 grants meeting the most pressing needs & promising opportunities
- Awarded 313 scholarships furthering education in our community
- Hold 407 funds
- Assets total 22,498,359
- Awarded 355 grants meeting the most pressing needs & promising opportunities
- Awarded 287 scholarships furthering education in our community
- Hold 398 funds
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Wayne, Elaine and Laurel Hotelling
- Assets total $
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Dick and Carmen Gilman
- Assets total $22,816,608
- Grants & Scholarships: 558 awarded totaling $467,444
- 255 separate scholarships totaling $136,722
- 28 Community Grants totaling $74,350
- 4 Environmental Grants totaling $1,474
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Sue and Steve Cobb
- Assets total $19,439,061
- Grants & Scholarships: 475 awarded totaling $432,151
- 265 separate scholarships totaling $147,007
- 21 Community Grants totaling $72,020
- 8 Environmental Grants totaling $1,400
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Steve & Helen Baran
- Assets total $17,308,806
- Grants & Scholarships $372,501
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Richard F. Anson
- Community Pride grants awarded to six groups
- $405,500 was distributed to the community through 201 grants, 266 scholarships and various special projects.
- Assets total $16,775,353
- $406,833 was distributed to the community through 161 grants, 249 scholarships and various special projects.
- Contributions were received in the amount of $1,615,000, including two bequests and one large gift. Twelve new funds were added in 2010, bringing the total to 338 funds
- Amazing County project is launched--a collaboration with Chautauqua Region Community Foundation; one of 24 innovative ideas nationwide funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Presented to Doug and Ann Manly
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Edwin L. Hamlet.
- Community Grants are awarded to 12 organizations
- 134 grants and 243 scholarships are given by NCCF to individuals and agencies
- Assets total $14,203,137
- George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Presented to Richard S. Johnson.
- Contributions total $981,555.
- Assets total $11,997,810
- Footprints Award Presented to Dr. Donald Q. Eno.
- Assets reached $15,236,663.
- 20th Anniversary Celebration.
- New Logo unveiled.
- As a part of the 20th Anniversary celebration, Footprints Award presented to NCCF Incorporators and the first Board of Directors.
- Achieve compliance with Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.
- BICEP Program introduced
- (Building Institutional Capacity & Enhancing Partnerships)
- Footprints Award presented to Jim & Carol Boltz.
- Inaugural year of Project BluePrint, presented in partnership by the NCCF and United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.
- Footprints Award presented to Robert Maytum.
- Receive a capacity building grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for office and technology upgrades.
- Assets total $11,118,896.
- Footprints Award presented to Dr. Dallas Beal, posthumously.
- Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund established as a Community Donor Advised Fund.
- Bequest Society of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation forms.
- Assets total $9,676,881.
- Inaugural Footprints Award presented to George B. Weaver Jr. for his commitment to the community.
- Assets total $8,192,633.
- Ripley Community & Heritage Fund, the first Community Donor Advised Fund is created.
- Program Assistant added to staff.
- Assets total $8,296,442.
- By-laws amended to read "The Board shall consist of up to twenty-five (25) and no fewer than 15 members…"
- Gebbie Foundation of Jamestown awards a multiyear grant of $275,000 for the Operating Expense Endowment Fund.
- Assets total $7,286,743.
- Receive an additional award of $30,000 through GLEC for the development of environmental endowments.
- Assets total $7,283,707.
- Selected as a member of the Great Lakes Community Foundation Environmental Collaborative (GLEC).
- Create the Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund.
- The Endowment Society for Northern Chautauqua County forms.
- Assets total $6,462,309.
- Application cycle for the Community Grants Program changes from quarterly to biannually.
- "Community Pride Program" introduced.
- Assets total $5,694,890.
- Commitment, Community & the Foundation, a biannual newsletter, begins publication.
- Begin to offer Charitable Gift Annuities as a giving option for donors.
- Assets total $4,861,991.
- Accepts all of Westfield Academy & Central School’s scholarships into the endowment portfolio for management & long-term protection.
- Assets total $4,481,790.
- Assets total $3,621,677.
- Foundation hires first full-time employee, an Executive Assistant.
- Lake Shore Savings & Loan establishes the Community Reinvestment Fund.
- Assets total $3,183,220.
- Bylaws are changed, increasing the maximum size of the Board of Directors to 25 and establishing "Directors Emeritus" class.
- The Honorable Joseph J. Ricotta is elected Director Emeritus posthumously.
- Assets total $2,733,570.
- Assets total $1,674,945.
- Ruth Barker Winch Scholarship established to benefit graduates from 11 school districts.
- Gebbie Foundation awards a challenge grant of $200,000 for the purpose of building the unrestricted endowment funds to $1 million dollars.
- Mr. & Mrs. George B. Weaver Jr. gift $1 million. The gift is designated unrestricted and will be paid over a period of time through a number of gifts and estate vehicles.
- Assets total $1,196,582.
- NCCF awards its first discretionary grants through the Community Grants Program.
- Dunkirk City School District transfers 20 separate scholarship funds to the NCCF.
- Assets total $635,064.
- Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation incorporates as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization.
- A feasibility study by a community foundation "expert" suggests that the prospect for a community foundation in northern Chautauqua County does not seem likely.