Community Promise Grants

$210,000 in Grants for Community Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce, as part of our promise to advance community health in Erie County, the recipients of our 2018 Community Promise Grants. These grants were awarded to community nonprofits for health and self-sufficiency programs and initiatives. We look forward to seeing the amazing work that each of these organizations have planned!

Boys & Girls Club of Erie, Inc.: $21,000

Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body and Spirit — fighting childhood obesity through a comprehensive health and wellness program that will develop lifelong healthy habits in children ages 5 through 17.

Community Connections at Findley Lake: $6,610

Community Health Care Advocacy Project — expanding wellness services for seniors through nutrition assessment, individualized health services, and opportunities to maintain independence. 

Erie County Department of Health: $21,000 

Growing Smiles of Erie County — increasing access to preventive dental care and continuity of dental care through mobile dental clinics for low-income families. 

Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc.: $21,000 

MOVE Even Further (Making Opportunities for Volunteerism and Exploration) — enabling people with disabilities to volunteer in the community in meaningful and effective ways. 

Erie Public Schools: $21,000 

Aquatics Literacy Program — teaching middle school students necessary swimming skills and water safety in order to prevent drowning while encouraging fitness and use of local environmental and manmade swimming resources. 

GECAC: $21,000

Is it too expensive to eat healthy foods? — providing hands-on cooking lessons and nutritional education for parents of children in order to teach families how to prepare healthy meals on a low-income budget.

JKF Center: $9,220 

Train and Play — developing youth through a basketball league and a mentoring/assistant coaching program that engages students’ bodies, minds, and families. 

Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania: $21,000

Wellness Connection — using a health navigator to serve homeless and underserved adults by addressing barriers to self-sufficiency. 

Mercy Hilltop Center: $5,170 

Double Up Against Diabetes — Preventing type 2 diabetes in seniors through in-depth prevention education and exercise opportunities. 

Multi-Cultural Health Evaluation Delivery System, Inc.: $21,000

Refugee Health and Wellness Program — offering refugees education in their native languages on navigating the health care system, preventing disease, treating common illnesses, and navigating public transportation.

ServErie: $21,000 

Center City Neighborhood Renewal — building a Neighborhood Resource House and community park to promote growth in a center-city neighborhood with higher crime, higher poverty, and lower educational attainment than the rest of Erie.

West Ridge Fire Department: $21,000 

Emergency Portable Radio Purchase — purchasing portables radios and equipment for emergency situations across the entire county beyond their current technology’s reach.