When the Erie County Community Foundation began the process of establishment, a few of its founding members attended a school board meeting for what was then the Erie County School Board. They attended to hear a presentation promoting the idea of a community foundation in Erie County.
The idea of establishing a community foundation in Erie County was not new. With several prominent Erie County philanthropists in the audience, it wasn’t long after the presentation that the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation issued the challenge grant that allowed the Erie County Community Foundation to be created.
Erie County Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to building a thriving and vibrant Erie County, Ohio by addressing community needs, providing leadership, and cultivating resources for a lasting impact. The organization's primary purpose is to provide a means for people to make permanent gifts of assets to enhance the quality of life in Erie County and Sandusky, Ohio—today, tomorrow, and forever.
Erie County Community Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors and Officers comprised of Erie County business, civic, and non-profit leaders. The Board of Directors employs Foundation staff, establishes policies and priorities, and directs final grantmaking decisions. The Board's strength lies in the diverse range of knowledge and expertise of its members, and in their shared commitment to improving the quality of life in Erie County, Ohio.
Since the Erie County Community Foundation’s founding in 1995, with Melvyn J. Stauffer as its first chairman, the Foundation has grown from assets totaling $1.8 million to more than $34 million in 2022. During this time, the Foundation has distributed nearly $20.5 million to area non-profits for local scholarships, projects, programs, services, and initiatives to improve the quality of life in Erie County, Ohio.
Erie County Community Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of the people of Erie County by addressing community needs, providing leadership, and cultivating resources for a lasting impact.
If you display the Erie County Community Foundation logo on your website, please actively link back to https://www.eriefoundation.org/
You can find print-quality logo artwork for the Erie County Community Foundation below.
Do not display the Erie County Community Foundation logo in a manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by the Erie County Community Foundation without prior approval.
These items must never be redrawn or modified in any way. Please use the provided artwork to increase the standard of quality in reproduction.
Designated colors for 1-color reproduction are Black or Pantone 279 (blue).
Download a zip file of available file formats here: ECCF Logos