The NCCF provides grants and support to a wide variety of charitable organizations. We are structured to support the most pressing needs in the community today and, as these needs change, so will our funding focus. In addition, we identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help our community prepare for the future.
212 Lake Shore Drive West
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone 716 366-4892
Fax 716 366-3905
The NCCF is a not-for-profit, 501 c(3) organization that builds permanent funds to benefit the charitable needs of our community. Established in 1986, the NCCF holds over $20 million in permanent funds, which allow us to distribute over $500,000 annually in grants and scholarships for the betterment of the northern Chautauqua community. These funds have been created through contributions from community minded individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Does NOT ACCEPT Online Grant Applications
- Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund
- Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund Application
- Community Pride Program
- Letter of Interest Deadlines: March 1, September 1
- Pride Program – March 1 odd numbered years
Application Process: Interested organizations are asked to submit a letter of inquiry, to include: a brief project description, the amount of funding requested and the number of people who will be impacted by the project. (Electronic submissions are encouraged.) NCCF will notify organizations who will be requested to submit a full application.
Primary Funding Focus: Priority will be given to applications that address immediate and essential community needs and projects with the greatest community impact.
Types of Support – Equipment, program development, building renovations, and matching challenge support.
Community Grants Program: Fiscal Year/Total Grants: 12/31/14 – $98,842
Community Pride Program: Fiscal Year/Total Grants: 12/31/14 – $11,100
Range of Grant Award: $5,000 maximum award
Geographic Area: Northern Chautauqua County
Eligibility: 501 (c) 3 status
Limitations: No ongoing operating expenses, book publication or conference costs. Only education and religious programs benefitting the whole community. Generally, capital campaigns are not funded.