Scholarship for 4-H Program Participants Offered to Graduating Seniors

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are being accepted for the Terence J. Centner Agricultural and Environmental 4-H Scholarship.  Terence (Terry) J. Centner established this fund to honor his parents, Harry E. and Mary Ellen Centner. Harry and Mary Ellen, residents of the Town of Dunkirk, helped a generation of 4-Hers to enjoy a multitude of 4-H projects and activities.

Trades and Manufacturing Technology Scholarship Available

 Trades and Manufacturing Technology Scholarship Available

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) and the Dunkirk Area Labor Council announce the due date of April 30, 2018, for applications to the Dunkirk Area Labor Council Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in Fredonia, Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Pine Valley, Silver Creek, Westfield, and Erie 1 BOCES in Angola. 

Updates to NCCF’s Community Grants Program Guidelines

The Grants Committee and staff at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) see northern Chautauqua County as home rather than just a geographic region. For this reason, we are always looking for ways to how it can be improved. We look to our nonprofit organizations to bring us projects for funding that will enhance the area for those who live here. 

NCCF Seeks Nominations to Recognize Community-Minded Individual(s)

NCCF Seeks Nominations to Recognize Community-Minded Individual(s)

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s (NCCF) George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Award. We are seeking submissions that demonstrate how an individual or individuals exemplify our mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County. Take a moment to nominate someone you know, whether an individual, a family or a group, that creates footprints for others to follow in the community.

NCCF Spring 2018 Community Grants Program

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting Letters of Interest to the Community Benefit Grant program until March 1, 2018.

Letters of Interest are to include a brief project description, the estimated number of people impacted by the project, and the amount of funding requested. Letters need to be two pages or less and submitted electronically to edunn@nccfoundation.org. Eligible applicants must be IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.   

NCCF Awards Service Learning Mini-Grants to Area Teachers

NCCF Awards Service Learning Mini-Grants to Area Teachers

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) announces nine Service Learning Mini-Grants to five school districts that include projects that are artistic, animal service related, and community inspired. Highlighted are three awards that are unique to this year’s program.

FHS Women in STEM Scholarship established at NCCF

FHS Women in STEM Scholarship established at NCCF

A new fund at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation will provide scholarships to young women pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The objective of this scholarship is to increase the percentage of females working in STEM fields. Currently, only 26 percent of STEM workers are women.

NCCF Elects Officers

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election results from the 31st Annual Meeting on June 19, 2017.

James Holton, Gina Paradis, Peter Ryan, and David Travis were welcomed back to the Board of Directors for their second and final 5-year term. Newly elected to serve a first 5-year term on the Board were Sylvester Cleary, Alex Moss, James Rawcliffe, and Katherine Tampio.

Adam Bratton, Mary Beth Chess. Nancy Eberz, and Gileen French were re-elected to Voting Membership for their third and final 3-year term. John Ames, Michael Bobseine, Magdelana Dye, John Hamels, Virginia Horvath, Debra Pacos, Kate Piazza, and John Warren will continue to serve a second 3-year term as Voting Members. Newly elected for their first 3-year term to Voting Membership are Chris Anson, Pam Burmaster, Kitty Crow, Sandy George, Lori Lehnan, Jennifer Michalek, Mark Odell, Warren Riles, Joel Seacrest, and Richard Wade.

Members of the Board of Directors, Voting Membership and the many committee members are volunteers who hold a central role in helping NCCF achieve its mission.

To learn more about the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, call 716-366-4892, e-mail nccf@nccfoundation.org or visit the website at www.nccfoundation.org.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization.  Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $12.9 million in the community through its various grant programs.  It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.  For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.

NCCF - building for tomorrow, today

NCCF - building for tomorrow, today

The mission of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is to enrich the area where we live and work. Since its establishment in 1986, the NCCF has been at the forefront of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking, and community leadership. By providing the means for our neighbors to give back to the community, NCCF is building for tomorrow, today. With over $23.8 million in assets, the NCCF distributes more than $800,000 each year in grants and scholarships, all to better northern Chautauqua County. 

Local Teachers Invited to Apply for NCCF Service Learning Mini-Grants

Local Teachers Invited to Apply for NCCF Service Learning Mini-Grants

Local teachers are eligible to apply for the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s (NCCF) Service Learning Mini-Grant Program. These grants are available to middle and high school teachers in northern Chautauqua County for projects that combine meaningful community service with traditional instruction, enriching the learning experience for students and promoting civic responsibility outside the classroom.

Individual grants of up to $500 are available for the Service Learning Mini-Grant Program on a competitive basis. 

NCCF’s Local Economic Development Initiative Welcomes Nathan Aldrich

NCCF’s Local Economic Development Initiative Welcomes Nathan Aldrich

The Local Economic Development (LED) Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Nathan Aldrich as Community Economic Development Specialist (CEDS).

This independent contract position was created to help connect the economic development community, provide grant technical assistance and alignment of resources for all the municipalities in the northern Chautauqua County region, and to assist the LED in implementing its strategic plan. The work of the CEDS is supported by a local businessman and an Empire State Development Strategic Planning and Feasibility Studies Grant. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is also providing a multi-year grant for the position.

Join NCCF for Flapjacks and Basket Raffle Fundraiser

Join NCCF for Flapjacks and Basket Raffle Fundraiser

On March 25, 2017, start off your day with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) enjoying flapjacks at the 5th Annual Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast and Basket Raffle Fundraiser. The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk. Tickets are only $5 for flapjacks, bacon, and juice/coffee!