NCCF History and Milestones

~2015~ 

  • George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Wayne, Elaine and Laurel Hotelling

~2014~ 

  • Assets total $
  • George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award presented to Dick and Carmen Gilman

~2013~

  • 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

~2012~

  • 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

~2011~

  • 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.

~2010~

  • 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

~2009~

  • 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

~2008~

  • George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Presented to Richard S. Johnson.
  • Contributions total $981,555.
  • Assets total $11,997,810

~2007~

  • Footprints Award Presented to Dr. Donald Q. Eno. 
  • Assets reached $15,236,663.

~2006~

  • 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)

~2005~

  • 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. 

~2004~

  • 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.

~2003~

  • 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.

~2002~

  • Inaugural Footprints Award presented to George B. Weaver Jr. for his commitment to the community. 
  • Assets total $8,192,633.

~2001~

  • Ripley Community & Heritage Fund, the first Community Donor Advised Fund is created. 
  • Program Assistant added to staff. 
  • Assets total $8,296,442.

~2000~

  • 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.

~1999~

  • Receive an additional award of $30,000 through GLEC for the development of environmental endowments.
  • Assets total $7,283,707.

~1998~

  • 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.

~1997~

  • Application cycle for the Community Grants Program changes from quarterly to biannually. 
  • "Community Pride Program" introduced.  
  • Assets total $5,694,890.

~1996~

  • 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.

~1995~

  • Accepts all of Westfield Academy & Central School’s scholarships into the endowment portfolio for management & long-term protection. 
  • Assets total $4,481,790.

~1994~

  • Assets total $3,621,677. 
  • Foundation hires first full-time employee, an Executive Assistant.

~1993~

  • Lake Shore Savings & Loan establishes the Community Reinvestment Fund. 
  • Assets total $3,183,220.

~1992~

  • 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.

~1991~

  • Assets total $2,346,366.

~1990~

  • Assets total $2,011,458.

~1989~

  • Assets total $1,674,945. 
  • Ruth Barker Winch Scholarship established to benefit graduates from 11 school districts.

~1988~

  • 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.

~1987~

  • 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.

~1986~

  • 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.