NCCF Holds Community Foundation Week Celebration & Grants Reception

During the week of November 12-18, 2017, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) celebrates Community Foundation Week along with the over 750 community foundations throughout the United States. “We take advantage of this yearly celebration to raise awareness of how our board, volunteers, donors, and staff strive to meet the ever-changing needs of northern Chautauqua County,” NCCF President Gina Paradis said.

On Friday, November 17, NCCF invites the public to an Open House from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk (parking in back). During the event, nonprofits will receive their grant awards, and Service Learning teachers and students will be recognized. Enjoy a light lunch, prizes, and mingling during the celebration!

“All community members are invited to attend,” said Diane Hannum, NCCF Executive Director. “Whether you know a little or a lot about us; or you would like to learn more, please join us on November 17. We would love to see you!”

Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from corporate and individual donors to local nonprofits. NCCF brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in our community. In 2016, NCCF awarded $683,276 in grants to nonprofits and scholarships to local students.

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former President George H. W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout the United States as well as their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community challenges.

To learn more about the NCCF, you are encouraged to visit our website,, or call the office at 716-366-4892 and talk with one of our staff members.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $12.9 million in the community through its various grant and scholarship programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.

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