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.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), in partnership with Paul Benson of SUNY Fredonia Office of Sponsored Programs, is offering a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. The training will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator located at 214 Central Avenue in Dunkirk.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) invites local nonprofits to the Project BICEP Nonprofit Brownbag Networking Lunches on the first Tuesday of every month. The first brown bag lunch, held in March, was attended by representatives of ten different nonprofit organizations.
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.
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.
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) announces the availability of the Rev. Clifford K. Cliver and Lucy Cliver Sumsky Scholarship. Established in 2015, the scholarship is designed to assist students over age 21 who have been in foster care.
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!
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announces the availability of the Chautauqua County Home Auxiliary Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2015 by the former Chautauqua County Home Auxiliary.
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to recognize Corporate Philanthropy Day, observed on the last Monday in February. Celebrating corporate philanthropy raises awareness of corporate-community partnerships and inspires businesses around the world to engage further in the well-being of their community. NCCF extends its gratitude for the support of businesses in northern Chautauqua County.
The Local Economic Development Committee of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is hosting Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan’s State of the County address on Thursday, February 23, at the Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center, 30 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is offering a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 2 – 3 p.m. Paul Benson, Ph.D., will conduct the workshop at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk.
The Fix Your Feline Fund, a fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), announces a partnership with Dunkirk Animal Clinic to provide free feline spay and neutering clinics to low-income individuals. The Fix Your Feline Fund was created in 2012 to address the issue of feline overpopulation in the Dunkirk and Fredonia communities by providing assistance to pet owners.
The Dr. Raja S. Gopalan Registered Nursing Scholarship is currently accepting applications for 2017. Dr. Gopalan created this scholarship at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation in 2011. To date, this fund has awarded four scholarships totaling $2,000.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation reminds the community of the due dates for four upcoming grant programs.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently accepting nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. NCCF is looking for submissions that exemplify its mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County. Take a moment to nominate someone you know, an individual, family or group who creates footprints for others to follow in the community.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is happy to announce the establishment of 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 resided at the Centner Farm on Chestnut Road in the Town of Dunkirk. They helped a generation of 4-Hers, including their children Harry A. (Bud), Terry, and Jean, to enjoy a multitude of 4-H projects and activities.
The Dunkirk Area Labor Council is currently accepting applications to its scholarship fund. Graduating seniors interested in pursuing an education in the trades or manufacturing technology, such as an electrician, HVAC, pipe fitter, machinist, maintenance, auto technology, and auto body are encouraged to apply. Applications are available through the following school districts: Erie 1 BOCES in Angola, Fredonia, Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Pine Valley, Silver Creek or Westfield.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting Letters of Interest to the biennial Community Pride Program. Grants range from $100 to $500 to community groups for projects that promote a sense of pride and worth in the northern Chautauqua County community.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) urges students in Chautauqua County to apply for the Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship. Dr. Ruth C. Stacy of Mayville, created this fund to support graduate level students majoring in school or mental health counseling.