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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Twitter - @TheECF1935

Recent News from Erie Community Foundation

Blue Zones Project: Looking once again to bring the healthy-living initiative toward Erie
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

They include American Rescue Plan funds, and donations from the Erie Community Foundation and local businesses. "The sponsors of the Corry...more

Susannah Weis Frigon named Erie Community Foundation Interim President
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

According to a news release from the Erie Community Foundation, Batchlor gave notice that he wanted to retire as of July 1st. Effective July...more

Summer Jobs and More program accepting applications for youth ages 16-21
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

During the program, youth will work for eight weeks — June 21 to Aug. 13 — for an average of 22.5 hours a week. Employer specifications,...more

Erie Insurance's Tom Hagen pledges to match donations to $3M minority scholarship fund
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Greater Erie Economic Development Corporation and The Erie Community Foundation announced in early May that each organization...more

Local businessman creates $350000 challenge fund to encourage community members to donate ...
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

The Community Foundation and the Greater Erie Economic Development Corporation each committed one million dollars to the We Believe in Erie...more

Erie business briefs: Wegmans awards first-time scholarships to 76 Erie-area employees
Foundation: Erie Community Foundation

Erie County and the Greater Erie Community Action Committee are inviting employers to participate in the 2021 Summer Jobs and More...more

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

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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum

Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.

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