Giving Network Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs in Eligible
States for Environment, Safety, and Community

GrantWatch ID#: 180329
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Erie Insurance


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Grants to Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Washington, DC, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to benefit communities within the funding source’s service area. Program areas include community building, safety, and environmental responsibility.

Erie Insurance considers charitable contributions to:
-Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
-Accredited educational institutions.

Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to their communities by ensuring their governing bodies include representatives from within the communities they serve.

Guidelines for contributions and funding:
-Erie Insurance will accept one request annually from any qualified organization.
-National organizations will be funded at the local level.
-Requests should support one of the community areas of focus: Safety, Community Building and Environmental Responsibility.
-Requests will be directed to the ERIE office closest to the requesting organization.
-Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations requesting funds should be located in the areas served by Erie Insurance.

More information about Erie Insurance Locations may be found here:

Erie Insurance does not fund:
-Athletic programs, scholarships, events, or booster clubs
-Churches and religious organizations. Note that programs affiliated with faith-based organizations are eligible for funding as long as the programming serves the whole community, regardless of religious affiliation. (Examples include food banks and shelter services.)
-Elementary, middle and high schools.
-Political and labor organizations.
-National organizations (local chapters of national organizations may be considered when funding is expected to support the local community).
-Any organization or project that does not align with ERIE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
-Donations that provide a direct benefit to the donor, the donor’s family or any other specified individual.


-November 28, 2016
-February 6, 2017
-May 9, 2017
-August 1, 2017
-September 11, 2017

Typically requests are handled within 4-8 weeks of your online submission date.

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

Erie Insurance Giving Network
Attention: Kathleen Olsen
100 Erie Insurance Place
Erie Pennsylvania 16530

(814) 870-2940

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USA: Illinois: Peoria;   Indiana: Fort Wayne and Indianapolis;   Kentucky: Lexington;   Maryland: Hagerstown and Silver Spring;   New York: Rochester;   North Carolina: Charlotte and Raleigh;   Ohio: Canton and Columbus;   Pennsylvania: Allentown/Bethlehem, Erie, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Murrysville, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh;   Tennessee: Nashville and Knoxville;   Virginia: Richmond, Roanoke, and Waynesboro;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia: Parkersburg;   Wisconsin: Waukesha

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