grants

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.

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.

NCCF Awards Spring Community Grants

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved 15 grants totaling $44,016 through the 2018 Spring Community Grants Program. The Community Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funds for projects that address northern Chautauqua’s current needs and opportunities. 

NCCF thanks local businesses

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is proud to show support for Corporate Philanthropy Day, February 26. On this day we show our gratitude to the many local businesses for their contributions to our community.

Corporate Philanthropy refers to the charitable contributions and community service activities a company voluntarily undertakes to improve society. We appreciate the businesses that have invested in NCCF and our community through financial contributions, donations of products, in-kind services and technical assistance, employee volunteerism, and other business transactions.

Updates to NCCF’s Community Grants Program Guidelines

The Grants Committee and staff at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) see northern Chautauqua County as home rather than just a geographic region. For this reason, we are always looking for ways to how it can be improved. We look to our nonprofit organizations to bring us projects for funding that will enhance the area for those who live here. 

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 Awards Service Learning Mini-Grants to Area Teachers

NCCF Awards Service Learning Mini-Grants to Area Teachers

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) announces nine Service Learning Mini-Grants to five school districts that include projects that are artistic, animal service related, and community inspired. Highlighted are three awards that are unique to this year’s program.

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. 

Ripley Community & Heritage Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Ripley Community & Heritage Fund (RCHF) is accepting grant applications from charitable, not-for-profit organizations that serve the Ripley community. 

Formed in 2000,  the RCHF’s missions to enrich the lives of Ripley residents.  To help the community, the RCHF administers a grant program specifically for volunteer organizations providing valuable services within the Ripley community. Over 140 community businesses, citizens and organizations joined to create the Ripley Community & Heritage Fund endowment held at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF).  To date, the RCHF has distributed over $39,168 to Ripley organizations. Committee members are Chair Lew Barnes, Vice Chair Richard Wade, Secretary Mary Beth Chess, Dave Bower, Richard Eimers, Terry Eggleston and Pete Ryan.

NCCF AWARDS FALL COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $49,028 in grants to 12 different non-profit organizations through its fall 2016 Community Grants Program.  The Community Grants Program is a biannual program that awards grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funds to improve the northern Chautauqua County community. 

NCCF Kicks Off Neighborhood Pride Challenge with Informational Session

NCCF Kicks Off Neighborhood Pride Challenge with Informational Session

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is kicking off a new initiative, and everyone is invited to participate! The Neighborhood Pride Challenge (NPC) is inspiring individuals, neighborhoods, and entire communities to develop innovative projects to revitalize their neighborhoods while enhancing community partnerships.

To introduce community members to the initiative and the application process, NCCF is providing an informational session to answer questions, share ideas, and become inspired. There are two opportunities to attend the session on Wednesday, November 16. The first is at 9 a.m. and the second is at 7 p.m., both at the Fredonia Incubator, 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Parking is available in the back off of Washington Street. All community neighborhoods in northern Chautauqua County are eligible for this unique opportunity and are strongly encouraged to attend.

NCCF Offers Nonprofits Free Grant Seeking Basics Training

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, in partnership with the Patterson Library and the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System, is offering a free two-part Grant Seeking Basics training on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The training runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Patterson Library located at 40 South Portage Street in Westfield, New York.

The Grant Writing Basics portion of the training starts at 9 a.m. followed by the Foundation Directory Online training at 10:30 a.m. Training participants will increase their grant writing skills and learn how to search for grant sources through the Foundation Directory Online database. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions; however, attending only one is permitted.