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


Our view: Erie Gives shows that people care
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The single day of online giving, which was launched by the Erie Community Foundation in 2011, this year raised a record $5.53 million donated...more

Our view: Dig deep for Erie Gives campaign
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

This extraordinary event, launched in 2011 to celebrate the Erie Community Foundation's 75th anniversary, began with a simple idea — set aside...more

Erie is Giving More
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

Launched in 2011 by the Erie Community Foundation, Erie Gives offers the opportunity for donors to make a contribution to nonprofits throughout...more

Community members gathered for Community Cup Golf Tournament to help local nonprofits
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The event raised donations for Hope on Horseback, Mercy Center for Women and Education, and the Erie Community Foundation. “We're...more

Who will you support on Erie Gives Day?
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation's Erie Gives campaign gives everyone a ... The year-round market was one of many recipients of foundation...more

Perry Square Alliance celebrates 10th anniversary
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Alliance, in partnership with the Downtown Partnership and Erie Community Foundation, is responsible for the giant Christmas tree as well,...more

$1 Million in Funding Approved to Rehabilitate Erie's Boston Store Place
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation and other public and private funders in Erie County will use PHFA's funding to leverage additional investments...more

Boston Store Place receives $1 Million funding for rehabilitation
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation and other public and private funders in Erie County will use this funding from PHFA to leverage...more

Meg Loncharic: Party honors Warner organ donors
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

A whopping $100,000 of the funds raised came from the Shea's Theatre Organ Fund at the Erie Community Foundation, a fund established by the...more

More than 500 students receive scholarships at Gannon University
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

More than 500 students received scholarships at Gannon University. The Scholarships were given on behalf of the Erie Community...more

Geographic Focus

Erie County, PA

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