NCCF Awards Spring Community Grants

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved 15 grants totaling $44,016 through the 2018 Spring Community Grants Program. The Community Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funds for projects that address northern Chautauqua’s current needs and opportunities. 

“On the table” community conversations coming week of April 29

“On the table” community conversations coming week of April 29

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation along with planning partners Chautauqua Opportunities, United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce a new community initiative for northern Chautauqua County. “On the table” is a week-long conversation beginning April 29th that will provide an opportunity for friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others to gather around a table and break bread together. Community members can share experiences, ideas, and thoughts about community needs and opportunities. Voices from all walks of life will be heard while discussing who we are as a community, where we are going, and what we can do together to get there.

NCCF thanks local businesses

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is proud to show support for Corporate Philanthropy Day, February 26. On this day we show our gratitude to the many local businesses for their contributions to our community.

Corporate Philanthropy refers to the charitable contributions and community service activities a company voluntarily undertakes to improve society. We appreciate the businesses that have invested in NCCF and our community through financial contributions, donations of products, in-kind services and technical assistance, employee volunteerism, and other business transactions.

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.