The BIG Thank You

The BIG Thank You

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation hosted a Thank You event on August 1. Local nonprofit leaders, event organizers, and community sponsors involved in the Give Big CHQ fundraiser celebrated their success at the Southern Tier Brewing Company.

Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund Accepting Applications

The Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund (SCIHF) Committee is accepting grant applications until September 20, 2019. 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 Acknowledges Gift from Local Artist

NCCF Acknowledges Gift from Local Artist

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) recognizes the generosity of Sara Baker Michalak, a local artist with a passion for the environment, for her recent donation. Earlier this year the Fredonia Technology Incubator was host to her latest show: Metaphysical, an exhibition of mixed media paintings and collages. Sara donated a portion of the sales from this exhibit to the NCCF’s Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund.

NCCF AWARDS 2019 SPRING GRANTS

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved 17 grants from two programs totaling $69,389. Both the Community Grants Program and the Community Pride Program are funded through the NCCF’s 70 Community Benefit Funds. Individuals, families, and organizations who have a strong interest in the well-being of the community have established these endowed funds.  

Local School Districts Benefit from Flapjacks

Local School Districts Benefit from Flapjacks

The board, staff, and volunteers at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation thank everyone who came out on March 23 to our record-breaking Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser! We successfully raised over $2,400 to support our Service Learning Mini-Grant Program. Grants awarded from this program support middle and high school teachers in all northern Chautauqua County school districts by encouraging them to promote community service in the classroom.

Scholarship Opportunity for Former Foster Children through NCCF

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently accepting applications for the Reverend Clifford K. Cliver and Lucy Cliver Sumsky Scholarship. Reverend Cliver established this scholarship in 2015 to provide higher education financial assistance to adults who spent time in the foster care system as a child.

NCCF Scholarship Honors Dunkirk Police Officer Matthew L. Hazelton

NCCF Scholarship Honors Dunkirk Police Officer Matthew L. Hazelton

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announces the establishment of the Matthew Hazelton Memorial Scholarship for Law Enforcement. Created from donations received from the Matthew Hazelton Memorial 5K participants and private donations, this scholarship will benefit graduating Dunkirk and Brocton High School seniors who are pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Service Learning Grants Available for Northern Chautauqua County Middle & High School Teachers

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) reminds graduate level students that the Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship applications are due February 16, 2019.  Dr. Ruth C. Stacy of Mayville established this scholarship to support graduate level students majoring in either mental health or school counseling.

NCCF asks, “Whose footprints do you strive to follow?”

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is personally inviting you to submit a nomination for the 2019 George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award.  As a resident of northern Chautauqua County, you see the good that happens in this area. Please look around your community and nominate the individual or couple whose philanthropy is worthy of recognition – someone who has left those footprints that we should all strive to follow. It is not a requirement that nominees have an affiliation with the NCCF.

Scholarship for Graduating Seniors in 4-H Programs

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting scholarship applications 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 to enjoy a multitude of 4-H projects and activities.

Creation of the Robert J. Harris Endowment of the Historical Society of Dunkirk

The Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Dunkirk recently created an endowment with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) honoring the late Bob Harris of Dunkirk. The endowment recognizes the many years Bob Harris served the Historical Society and the people of Dunkirk. Bob was a founding member of the Historical Society and Museum in 1973. He served as its first Treasurer and Curator. In 1979, he worked with the City of Dunkirk and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to secure the former Christian Science church on Washington Avenue as the permanent home of the Dunkirk Historical Museum. The museum in its new site opened in 1980. 

NCCF Announces Community Grants Deadline

NCCF Announces Community Grants Deadline

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting Letters of Interest to the Community Benefit Grant program until March 1, 2019.

Proposals must efficiently and effectively address identified community needs or encourage new opportunities. Letters of Interest should include a brief project description, the estimated number of people impacted by the project, the amount of funding requested and contact information. Letters are not to exceed two (2) pages. Electronic submission via email to eardillo@nccfoundation.org is strongly encouraged. Guidelines are available at www.nccfoundation.org/grants-programs or by contacting the NCCF office at 716-366-4892.

NCCF Accepting Applications for Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. Scholarship

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and the Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. are accepting applications for the Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. Scholarship. Women currently enrolled in college or returning are eligible to apply.  Although many of NCCF’s over 200 scholarships benefit high school students or graduating seniors, several NCCF funds benefit nontraditional students such as those served by this scholarship.