Special Events Grants

Open: January 17, 2019  •  Close: February 21, 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: June 29, 2018  •  Close: August 31, 2018  •  Awarded: September 20, 2018

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.