NCCF announces Community Grants deadline of March 1

The Northern Chautau-qua Community Foundation (NCCF) will be accepting “Letters of Interest” to their Community Benefit Grant program until March 1.

Letters of interest should include: a brief project description, the estimated number of people to be impacted and the amount of funding requested. Letters should not exceed two pages and electronic submission is encouraged.

After the grants committee reviews each letter of interest, selected organizations will be asked to submit a full application. Priority will be given to applications that address immediate and essential community needs and projects with the greatest community impact.

Twice a year, in March and September, the NCCF will consider grant proposals from non-profit organizations that serve the community. Eligible applicants must be IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The awards are made possible due to the many generous donors who have established Community Benefit Funds at the NCCF.

A detailed 2014 Grants Program Timetable can be found on the NCCF’s website at: For more information, please contact Eileen Dunn, Program Coordinator at 366-4892 or

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed over $9.3 million into the community through its various grant programs.

It is an organization inherently committed to furthering its mission of enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.