Funding Sources

At the core of every thriving heritage institution is a solid financial foundation. As Erie Yesterday’s member organizations navigate these uncertain times, it is necessary for staff, both volunteer and professional, to understand the importance of fundraising, grant writing and fund management. The following resources provide information on specific grant programs and best practices for nonprofit organizations.

Local Grant and Corporate Giving Programs
Corry Community Foundation
Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority
Erie Insurance
North East Community Foundation
PNC Bank
The Erie Community Foundation
The Nonprofit Partnership
Union City Community Foundation

State Grant Programs
Department of Community and Economic Development
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
PennDOT (Erie Metropolitan Planning Organization)

National Grant Programs
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant/Grant Writing Resources
The Foundation Center
(Blasco Memorial Library patrons have full access to The Foundation Center’s online directory.)
The Grantsmanship Center

Resources for Development and Fundraising Tips
Blue Avacado
Network for Good
The Nonprofit Partnership