NCCF announces community grants deadline of Sept. 1

The Northern Chautau-qua Community Foundation will be accepting letters of interest for its Community Benefit Grants program until Sept. 1.

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

After the Grants Com-mittee reviews each letter of interest, selected organizations will be asked to submit a full application.

Twice a year (March and September) the NCCF considers grant proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve the community. Eligible applicants must be IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The awards are made possible by the many generous donors who have established Community Benefit Funds at the NCCF.

For more information, call Eileen Dunn, program coordinator, at 366-4892 or

The Northern Chautau-qua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization.

Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed over $9.5 million into the community through its various grant programs.

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