Special Events Grants

Open: December 19, 2018  •  Close: February 28, 2019  •  Awarded: March 21, 2019

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.

Community Assets Grants

Open: July 18, 2019  •  Close: August 15, 2019  •  Awarded: September 19, 2019

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

A maximum of $1million to be granted in the 2018 funding cycle.

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.