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 ยป 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.

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