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Helping Today Grants

Grants to Erie County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for
Capacity Building, Marketing, and Program Support

GrantWatch ID#: 175766
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Erie Community Foundation

11/01/16 5:00 PM

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Erie County, Pennsylvania nonprofits for program expansion and enhancement, capital needs, facilities improvements, and communication and marketing support. Grants are also given for technology upgrades and vehicle purchases.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

Program expansion - Increasing or developing agency or program capacity;
Current program enhancement - Improving organizational quality of current programming;
Capital, facilities or system needs - Assistance with financing equipment and/or machinery to improve agency or program performance, including structural improvements or repair;
Communication/Marketing - Expanding outreach capacity, improving organizational or program "branding" initiatives;
Technology - Improving hardware, software, network resources and/or services necessary to manage the organization or program - bids are required, along with a 50% cash match;
Vehicle purchase - Bids are required, along with a 50% cash match relative to the purchase of any vehicle;
Great ideas - Innovative projects that address unmet community needs.

Up to $30,000

Helping Today grants are limited to one year in duration.

Eligible nonprofits must be located within Erie County or demonstrate service to a majority of the population in Erie County.

In general, Helping Today grants are not made to:
- Individuals
- Scholarship funds
- Fundraising events
- Deficit reduction
- Annual operating costs
- Government funding cuts
- Endowment campaigns
- Municipal capital-related costs
- Sectarian religious activities
- Program ads

Bids are required, along with a 50% cash match in the areas of technology (improving hardware, software, network resources and/or services necessary to manage the organization or program) and vehicle purchase.

Awardees will be notified on December 20, 2016.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply for a grant:

Erin D. Fessler, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations
(814) 454-0843

The Erie Community Foundation
459 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16507

Erie County

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USA: Pennsylvania

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