Community Assets Grants

Arts-, culture-, entertainment-, heritage-, and recreation-based nonprofits that improve Erie's economy and quality-of-place.

Up to $12,000 awarded per municipality or nonprofit; a maximum of $150,000 to be granted in the 2016 funding cycle.

Special Events Grants

Open: January 19, 2018  •  Close: February 28, 2018  •  Awarded: March 15, 2018

Special events promote a sense of community and inclusiveness, and often generate an influx of dollars from outside Erie County resulting in local economic growth and improved quality of place for Erie residents.

Human Services Grants

ECGRA meets needs in Erie County’s human services sector through a thriving collaboration with The Erie Community Foundation. Helping Today grants are used by nonprofit organizations for basic needs and innovative projects including capital projects, technology upgrades, and program improvements. To learn more or apply for the quarterly grants, visit The Erie Community Foundation.

Lead Assets

In 2011, ECGRA named and made its initial investments in the Erie County Lead Assets—nine place-shaping culture-, heritage-, and recreation-based nonprofits: Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts & Culture, Erie County Historical Society, Erie PhilharmonicErie PlayhouseErie Zoological SocietyexpERIEnce Children’s MuseumFlagship Niagara League, and the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture.