Grants

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. 

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.

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 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.

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. 

NCCF Accepting Applications to Environmental Grants Program

NCCF Accepting Applications to Environmental Grants Program

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting grant applications to the Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund. Applications must be received by January 10, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. 

The fund was established in 1999 to increase the community’s knowledge of local environmental issues, particularly those related to Lake Erie and its watershed.

Ripley Community & Heritage Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Ripley Community & Heritage Fund (RCHF) is accepting grant applications from charitable, not-for-profit organizations that serve the Ripley community. 

Formed in 2000,  the RCHF’s missions to enrich the lives of Ripley residents.  To help the community, the RCHF administers a grant program specifically for volunteer organizations providing valuable services within the Ripley community. Over 140 community businesses, citizens and organizations joined to create the Ripley Community & Heritage Fund endowment held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF).  To date, the RCHF has distributed over $39,168 to Ripley organizations. Committee members are Chair Lew Barnes, Vice Chair Richard Wade, Secretary Mary Beth Chess, Dave Bower, Richard Eimers, Terry Eggleston and Pete Ryan.

NCCF AWARDS FALL COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $49,028 in grants to 12 different non-profit organizations through its fall 2016 Community Grants Program.  The Community Grants Program is a biannual program that awards grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funds to improve the northern Chautauqua County community. 

DHS Class of 1989 Establishes Scholarship Fund at NCCF

DHS Class of 1989 Establishes Scholarship Fund at NCCF

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dunkirk High School Class of 1989 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Members of the Class of 1989 originally established this scholarship in 2014 as a way to honor deceased classmates.

NCCF Kicks Off Neighborhood Pride Challenge with Informational Session

NCCF Kicks Off Neighborhood Pride Challenge with Informational Session

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is kicking off a new initiative, and everyone is invited to participate! The Neighborhood Pride Challenge (NPC) is inspiring individuals, neighborhoods, and entire communities to develop innovative projects to revitalize their neighborhoods while enhancing community partnerships.

To introduce community members to the initiative and the application process, NCCF is providing an informational session to answer questions, share ideas, and become inspired. There are two opportunities to attend the session on Wednesday, November 16. The first is at 9 a.m. and the second is at 7 p.m., both at the Fredonia Incubator, 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Parking is available in the back off of Washington Street. All community neighborhoods in northern Chautauqua County are eligible for this unique opportunity and are strongly encouraged to attend.

NCCF’s Announces Exciting Program for Neighborhoods

NCCF’s Announces Exciting Program for Neighborhoods

As the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) continues to celebrate 30 years of community enrichment, an exciting new community initiative is announced – the Neighborhood Pride Challenge (NPC)! NCCF is looking to inspire the residents of northern Chautauqua County to build pride for their neighborhoods through projects that transform landscapes, unite neighbors, and create a sense of belonging. Proposals submitted are required to be neighborhood-driven and should foster partnerships among a cross-section of community groups, encourage residents to take pride in their neighborhood, and strengthen neighbor-to-neighbor connections. 

NCCF Grants New Fun to NorthLake Family Recreation Center

NCCF Grants New Fun to NorthLake Family Recreation Center

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation awarded a Spring Community Benefit Grant to NorthLake Family Recreation Center for the addition of two pickleball courts. The NorthLake Family Recreation Center is a drug, alcohol, and smoke-free environment dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life in the Western New York area.

Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund Accepting Applications

The Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund (SCIHF) Committee is accepting grant applications until September 20, 2016. The SCIHF provides funding to new community initiatives, leadership development and charitable programs that address the most pressing issues within the Silver Creek Irving community.  Their slogan is “Remembering Our Past – Securing Our Future.”

NCCF Mini-Grants Available to Local Teachers

NCCF Mini-Grants Available to Local Teachers

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) invites middle and high school teachers in northern Chautauqua County school districts to apply for a grant through NCCF’s Service Learning Mini-Grant Program. Service learning combines meaningful community service with traditional instruction, enriching the learning experience and promoting civic responsibility. Funding for this program is available on a competitive basis for projects that promote service learning to middle and high school level students.  Individual grants of up to $500 are available.