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!

NCCF Grateful for Corporate Support

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.

Fix Your Feline Works with Dunkirk Animal Clinic for Spay/Neutering Assistance

Fix Your Feline Works with Dunkirk Animal Clinic for Spay/Neutering Assistance

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. 

NCCF Seeks YOUR Footprints Award Nomination

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.

New NCCF Scholarship Honors a Family’s Dedication to 4-H Program

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.

Dunkirk Area Labor Council Announces Scholarship

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.