NCCF accepting applications to Environmental Grants Program

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has announced the deadline for its Environmental Fund Program. The deadline for applications is Jan. 10, 2014.

The Environmental Fund, which gave its first awards in 1999, annually awards grants to fund a broad range of environmentally related educational activities, including awareness building events, hands-on educational experiences and stipends for internships and lectures.

The fund accepts applications and awards grants to organizations from all over northern Chautauqua County. Priority is given to projects relating to Lake Erie and its watershed.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Eileen Dunn at 366-4892 or log on to the NCCF website at

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed over $8.3 million into the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to furthering its mission to enrich the northern Chautauqua community and encourage local philanthropy.