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 over 18 years


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 $15 million today. During this time, The Foundation has also awarded more than $5 million in grants and scholarships for the benefit of Erie County residents.