Erie County

ERIE COUNTY: Community grants available


Erie County Community Foundation

The Erie County Community Foundation is accepting applications for 2019 Round 1 Community Grants. Charitable organizations, churches, governmental or other entities determined to be tax exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code are eligible to apply. The Erie County Community Foundation continues a tradition of mindful, effective grant making addressing a variety of needs throughout Erie County. These include but are not limited to funding in the areas of Arts and Humanities, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health and Social Services and Youth Services.

The Foundation encourages proposals for projects that enhance collaboration among Erie County organizations, build organizational capacity, leverage additional resources, demonstrate sustainability, and yield substantial community benefits. The minimum grant awards are $1,000 with a general range of $1,000 – $20,000 and are typically awarded for one year only.

Grant projects must serve Erie County residents.

Grant Guidelines, procedures and applications are available at the Foundation office or online at Completed applications must be received in the foundation office by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2019. Completed applications can be mailed to:

Erie County Community Foundation

135 E. Washington Row

Sandusky, OH 44870

Erie County Community Foundation is a publicly funded, 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to develop a permanent endowment, to identify and respond to community needs, and to facilitate charitable giving. For additional information or to make a donation, contact The Erie County Community Foundation at (419)621-9690 or

Randy Wagner is finance director/assistant program director, Erie County Community Foundation, 135 E. Washington Row, Sandusky, 419-621-9690,