NCCF Encourages Charitable Holiday Gift Giving

Have you already started your holiday gift list?  There may be an option that you haven’t considered.

More and more, people are reconsidering their gift giving traditions.  As they follow the news and look around their communities, they realize that their blessings far exceed those of others People are replacing gifts of jewelry, clothing, and electronics with donations to youth programs and food pantries and visits to those who are lonely during the holidays.  Rather than fighting the crowds on Black Friday or becoming frustrated with slow internet connections on Cyber Monday, these individuals shop in the spirit of Giving Tuesday (this year November 29th), a day dedicated to charitable gift giving. 

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is your local source for charitable gift giving this holiday season.  When you choose to give through the NCCF, 100 percent of your charitable dollars will stay right here in northern Chautauqua County.  You can be assured that your contribution will be appreciated by the recipient and used for the good of the community for years to come. 

Your holiday gifts can be directed to the causes important to those on the receiving end of your generosity, such as the general charitable needs of the community, the arts, health care, scholarship, senior services, youth development and many other areas.  Festive holiday cards announcing your gifts can be sent to you or directly to those on the receiving end of your thoughtful gifts.  To learn more, call 716-366-4892 or visit

The NCCF, celebrating 30 years of charitable leadership, is committed to improving the community through the promotion of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking, and community leadership.  Served by a small staff and governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, the organization has distributed over $12.2 million in the form of grants and scholarships within the community.  Truly community in nature, the NCCF is an organization created by and for the people of northern Chautauqua County. For more information, visit