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.

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Recent News from Erie Community Foundation

Pat Herr named to VP position at Erie Community Foundation
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Community Impact team, which he will now lead, is responsible for the grants process and works with the nonprofit sector. Each quarter, the...more

RK Mellon Foundation and Arctaris commit $20 million to Opportunity Zones in distressed ...
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation

They've already partnered on a Downtown revitalization project in Erie with Erie Insurance and the Erie Community Foundation. The goal isn't to...more

Newsmaker- Mike Batchelor
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

Mike Batchelor, president of the Erie Community Foundation, joined JET 24 Action News to discuss the difficult yet rewarding year. Copyright...more

Erie-area merchants hope for big things on Small Business Saturday
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The program, which makes use of redirected grant money from the Erie Community Foundation, is aimed at providing a quick infusion of cash to some...more

Marketing & Communications Officer
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The position is also a member of the Erie Community Foundation's (“ECF”) Marketing & Communications team, and assists and supports the...more

Erie Homecoming 2020: Investor with $10 million looks for best ways to spend it
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The remaining $10 million, supported by a $5 million investment from the Erie Community Foundation, would be used to make "socially...more

Our view: Union City pride shines through
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The plans can be viewed on a video narrated by Steven Bishop, project manager for the Union City Community Foundation, on the borough's...more

Tech startups will accelerate with help from Secure Erie initiative
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The original Erie Community Foundation grant continues to provide funding for the Secure Erie Accelerator. Other accelerator programs...more

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The Social Investment Tax Relief

The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.

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