The Erie County Community Foundation has grown from endowment assets of $1.8 million in 1995 to more than $25 million in total assets in 2019. This tremendous growth is the result of the support and encouragement of many donors, including private foundations, individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations. During this time, the Community Foundation has distributed over $17 million to area non-profits for local projects, programs, services and initiatives to improve the quality of life in Erie County.
Donors to the Erie County Community Foundation all have something in common. They have ideas and dreams for Erie County and they use the Foundation to help make those dreams a reality. Some donors create scholarships for Erie County students. Some donors address changing needs in our community with a donor-advised fund named for their family. Still other donors choose to give to an agency’s existing endowment fund, ensuring their good works continue for generations to come. If you have ideas and dreams for Erie County we would love to help you make them happen.
The Erie County Community Foundation's funds are managed by various investment managers and their performance is reviewed and monitored by an investment committee that reports to the Board of Directors. The investment managers, investment committee members, and administrative fee schedules are available upon request.