School District Endowment Foundation Challenge

In early 2014 and in light of Erie’s poverty statistics, ECGRA assessed the health and stability of Erie County’s 13 public school district foundations. While some of the foundations were growing steadily, most lacked the knowledge, tools, and/or human resources to raise funds. After a series of meetings and surveys, ECGRA began empowering all 13 of the school district foundations to build capacity and raise money for the sake of their nearly 40,000 students.