Shaping Tomorrow grants support collaborative and multiyear efforts to address critical community needs. For 2013, The Erie Community Foundation Trustees identified education, health and self-sufficiency as priorities.
Increase access to quality early childhood education and youth development, change our community culture regarding education and increase pathways to meaningful post-secondary education and training opportunities.
Increase access to effective programs addressing vital sign deficiencies such as teen pregnancy, maternal health, obesity, substance abuse and encouragement of healthy lifestyle choices. Within this area, strengthening Community Health Net and our developing school-based health centers remain a priority.
Increase access to meaningful youth career exploration consistent with local employer needs, enhance the capacity of industry partnerships, encourage alignment of training services with the needs of existing employers and priority growth areas, and support of family asset-building and financial-literacy strategies.
In the past, The Erie Community Foundation has funded a limited number of Shaping Tomorrow grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. The Foundation does not place a cap on requested funding and might also help Shaping Tomorrow applicants obtain additional funding through private and public funding sources.
|2013 Letter of Inquiry Deadlines|