The Erie Community Foundation



The Erie Community Foundation traces its history back to 1935 when Elisha H. Mack, co-founder of the Boston Store, created a charitable endowment fund. From 1935 to 1969, that sole fund fueled regional philanthropic efforts. However, after the tax reform act of 1969 created important distinctions between private foundations and public charities, Mr. Mack's fund was transformed into a public charity, The Erie Community Foundation, a process finalized in 1971.


Today, the foundation is constantly expanding its collection of nearly 500 different endowment funds, all created locally. Some funds are established during a donor's lifetime, others via a bequest. A number of local nonprofit organizations have also chosen to build endowments under the administrative umbrella of The Erie Community Foundation.


Web Address

www.eriecommunityfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @TheECF1935

Assets

$250,800,000 - 2007-12-31


Giving

$7,400,000 - 2007-12-31


Community Foundation Background


  

Recent News from Erie Community Foundation


Erie Community Foundation Investing $2.5M in Erie Downtown Development Corporation
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation will invest $2.5 million in the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC), its Board of Trustees voted Tuesday. "We need a strong and inviting downtown to...more

Erie Community Foundation Investing $2.5M in Erie Downtown Devel - Erie News Now
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation will invest $2.5 million in the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC), its Board of Trustees voted Tuesday. "We need a strong and inviting downtown to...more

Erie Community Foundation invests $2.5 million in Erie fund
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

Erie Community Foundation is the latest organization to invest in the Erie Downtown Development Corp. The Erie Community Foundation has an unwritten rule when it comes it comes to investing in the...more

Meg Loncharic: Hundreds expected at Hamot Health Foundation Seventh Annual Gala
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

“The mission of the Erie Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, by building permanent charitable endowments and...more

Erie Bank Invests $2.5 million in downtown Erie
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

ERIEBANK joins Erie Insurance, Erie Community Foundation, Gannon University and UPMC Hamot in supporting this vital community mission. EDDC is a privately funded non-profit organization led by...more

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday: Here's what you need to know
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

Giving Tuesday aims to encourage volunteerism and philanthropy. About a dozen Erie organizations are listed on the official Giving Tuesday...more

Festival of Trees dedicated to found who recently passed
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation dedicating their tree this year to Mary and her love for nature, calling it, "Heaven and Nature Sing." "I am so fortunate and privileged to have had her...more

Scholarships will help 2 Erie area women become EMTs
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

EmergyCare will use an Erie Women's Fund grant from the Erie Community Foundation to pay for training, books and exams required for two Erie County women to become emergency medical technicians. The...more

Our view: Equity worthy goal for Erie's growth
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

Awareness of Erie's galling poverty rates has mobilized action for decades, most recently through targeted programs pursued by the United Way of Erie County, the Erie Community Foundation and Erie...more

No immediate ECGRA changes after $1 million loss
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

Wood also pointed out that the Gaming Revenue Authority has worked with groups such as the Erie Community Foundation and the Susan Hirt Hagen Fund for Transformational Philanthropy to award larger,...more

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