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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.

NCCF Acknowledges Gift from Local Artist

NCCF Acknowledges Gift from Local Artist

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) recognizes the generosity of Sara Baker Michalak, a local artist with a passion for the environment, for her recent donation. Earlier this year the Fredonia Technology Incubator was host to her latest show: Metaphysical, an exhibition of mixed media paintings and collages. Sara donated a portion of the sales from this exhibit to the NCCF’s Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund.

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.  

Creation of the Robert J. Harris Endowment of the Historical Society of Dunkirk

The Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Dunkirk recently created an endowment with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) honoring the late Bob Harris of Dunkirk. The endowment recognizes the many years Bob Harris served the Historical Society and the people of Dunkirk. Bob was a founding member of the Historical Society and Museum in 1973. He served as its first Treasurer and Curator. In 1979, he worked with the City of Dunkirk and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to secure the former Christian Science church on Washington Avenue as the permanent home of the Dunkirk Historical Museum. The museum in its new site opened in 1980. 

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.