Community Assets - Community Centers

Open: February 15, 2023  •  Close: June 1, 2023  •  Awarded: July 20, 2023

To provide funding for capital improvements, programming, and equipment for publicly accessible community centers.

Community Assets - Parks, Fields, & Trails

Open: September 1, 2023  •  Close: December 1, 2023  •  Awarded: January 18, 2024

To provide funding for capital projects to create, protect, or improve publicly accessible parks, athletic fields, and trails throughout Erie County.

Community Assets - Arts, Culture, & Heritage

Open: September 1, 2023  •  Close: October 31, 2023  •  Awarded: November 16, 2023

To provide capital and program funding for arts, culture, and heritage organizations.

Special Events Grants

Open: January 2, 2023  •  Close: February 28, 2023  •  Awarded: March 16, 2023

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.

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.