The Mission of the Erie County Community Foundation is to develop a permanent endowment, to identify and respond to community needs, and to facilitate charitable giving.


A community leader and catalyst for positive change in Erie County through the innovative development and use of charitable resources.

Serving the community for 24 years » Where we are today

The Erie County Community Foundation was incorporated in 1995. Since its founding, the Foundation has grown from assets totaling $1.8 million to more than $25 million in total assets in 2019. During this time, The Foundation has distributed $17 million to area non-profits for local projects, programs, services and initiatives to improve the quality of life in Erie County.