NCCF Announces September 1 Grants Deadline

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting “Letters of Interest” from local nonprofits for the fall Community Benefit Grants program until September 1, 2016, at 4 p.m. 

Letters of interest should include a brief project description, the estimated number of people impacted by the project and the amount of funding requested. Include contact information, a mailing address, and a phone number. Letters are not exceed two (2) pages. Electronic submission via email to is strongly encouraged.

Following the September 1 deadline, the Grants Committee will review the Letters of Interest. Nonprofits whose projects are selected by the committee will be asked to submit a full application. Applicants must be IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Twice a year (March and September) the NCCF considers grant proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve the community.  The spring grants program awarded 21 grants totaling $75,934. Grant awards are made possible due to the many generous donors who have established Community Benefit Funds at the NCCF. 

For more information, please contact Eileen Dunn, Program Coordinator at 366-4892 or

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 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