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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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 Awards 17 Fall Community Grants

The Board of Directors at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently awarded $93,311 in grants to 17 local charitable organizations. The Community Grants Program (CGP) is a biannual program that awards grants to local nonprofits seeking funding for projects that address northern Chautauqua’s current needs and opportunities.

“On the table” community conversations coming week of April 29

“On the table” community conversations coming week of April 29

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation along with planning partners Chautauqua Opportunities, United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce a new community initiative for northern Chautauqua County. “On the table” is a week-long conversation beginning April 29th that will provide an opportunity for friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others to gather around a table and break bread together. Community members can share experiences, ideas, and thoughts about community needs and opportunities. Voices from all walks of life will be heard while discussing who we are as a community, where we are going, and what we can do together to get there.

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 - 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’s Local Economic Development Initiative Welcomes Nathan Aldrich

NCCF’s Local Economic Development Initiative Welcomes Nathan Aldrich

The Local Economic Development (LED) Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Nathan Aldrich as Community Economic Development Specialist (CEDS).

This independent contract position was created to help connect the economic development community, provide grant technical assistance and alignment of resources for all the municipalities in the northern Chautauqua County region, and to assist the LED in implementing its strategic plan. The work of the CEDS is supported by a local businessman and an Empire State Development Strategic Planning and Feasibility Studies Grant. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is also providing a multi-year grant for the position.