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Erie County Foundations' Council

Collaborative Philanthropic Partnership


In 2006, foundations in Erie County came together to form the Erie County Foundations’ Council. Under the leadership of the Community Foundation, the council meets periodically to discuss community challenges and opportunities. Each year, members of the Foundations’ Council identify and collaboratively fund projects having potential to deliver significant community impact.


Erie County Foundations’ Council


  • Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation

  • Sidney Frohman Foundation

  • Frost-Parker Foundation

  • Murray and Murray Foundation

  • Mylander Foundation

  • Erie County Community Foundation

  • Sam and Rose Stein Foundation

  • Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation

  • Zion Lutheran Church Foundation


More than $5 million has been invested in Community Foundation projects made possible only through the generous support of members of the Erie County Foundations’ Council, including:


  • The Access to Recreation Initiative

  • The Commuter Rail Alternative Analysis

  • The Education Initiative

  • The Safety Net project

  • The State Theatre stabilization project

  • The Volunteer Center Grant Writing Assistance Program

  • The Wind Energy Study

  • The Downtown Beautification project

  • The Community Links “Community Service Internship Program”

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