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, 2017.

Letters of interest must include a brief project description, the estimated number of people impacted by the project and the amount of funding requested. Letters are not to exceed two pages. Organizations are encouraged to submit letters electronically to

Eligible applicants must be IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.    NCCF has posted the 2017 Grants Program Timetable on the website,

The Grants Committee will review each letter before selecting projects for further evaluation. Organizations will then be requested to submit a full application for these projects. The committee gives priority to applications that address immediate and essential community needs, promising opportunities, and projects with the greatest community impact.

Twice a year (March and September) the NCCF considers grant proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve the community.  Twelve organizations received fall 2016 Community Benefit Grants totaling $49,028. The awards are made possible due to 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 $12.9 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