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Fun at the Flapjack Breakfast & Basket Raffle Fundraiser 

What better way to start your day than with family, friends, and flapjacks! Over 170 supporters of the NCCF did just that this past Saturday, March 25, at the 5th Annual NCCF Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast and Basket Raffle Fundraiser.

This year's event raised over $2,100 for the NCCF Service Learning Mini-Grants Program. This program is open to middle and high school teachers in northern Chautauqua County. NCCF awards grants for projects that combine meaningful community service with traditional instruction, enriching the learning experience for students and promoting civic responsibility outside the classroom. Applications for the next round of grants are due to NCCF by May 26, 2017. For an application and to learn more about this program visit our website at, call the office at 716-366-4892 or send an e-mail to

Events like this fundraiser cannot happen without dedicated board, staff, and volunteers. NCCF is also grateful to the employees of Johnson, Mackowiak, & Associates for volunteering for the fourth consecutive year. A heartfelt thank you to all volunteers! A complete list of volunteers follows this article.

Thanks to the generosity of our local businesses, the Basket Raffle was a big success. Congratulations to all the basket winners! We had 6 Grand Prize Baskets and 28 Raffle Baskets. Please take a moment to read through our list and support these businesses when possible.
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Service Learning Mini-Grants, 2017 - 2018


A reminder to all teachers in northern Chautauqua County that NCCF is accepting applications for the Service Learning Mini-Grants Program  until May 26, 2017.  Funding is available to teachers on a competitive basis for projects that combine community service and classroom learning. The program is open to middle and high school teachers in northern Chautauqua County.  For examples of successful projects, please visit 2016 - 2017 Projects.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) is linked for your convenience. Detailed information is available on our website,

Please share this information with middle and high school teachers in northern Chautauqua County. Feel free to print as many copies as are needed.

If you have questions, please, contact the NCCF office at 716-366-4892 or

Chamber Awards Scholarship

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation congratulates Maitland Langworthy on receiving the Thomas L. Barresi Memorial Scholarship. Maitland is the daughter of Judy and Todd Langworthy of Fredonia. A 2016 graduate of Fredonia High School, Maitland currently attends Niagara University and is majoring in early childhood/childhood education. Maitland knew by age eight that she wanted to become a teacher. “I hope to foster what I learned as a student and bring it to my own classroom in the future,” said Langworthy. “I would like to be a teacher who helps students reach their potential.”

Maitland served as youth director for the Grape Belt United States Bowling Congress Youth Association and has continued her love for bowling by serving as president of the Niagara University Bowling Club. She also serves on the Campus Programming Board, is a member of the Niagara University Future Teachers Association and belongs to the American Sign Language Club.

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce established the Thomas L. Barresi Memorial Scholarship Fund in August 2009. The scholarship’s intention was to show appreciation for Tom Barresi’s 25 years of employment with the chamber and lifetime of service to the community. Founded in 2000, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is the community’s leading advocate and champion for local businesses. The Chamber’s mission is to create a business environment in the region where members can thrive. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is a regional leader that is data-driven, flexible and strong, providing services and support that makes the organization essential to their members.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a career in education or business. Contact your local school guidance department for information. Applications are due back to the guidance office by April 15.

NCCF Local Economic Development Initiative to hold May Summit

Nathan Aldrich

Community Economic Development Specialist
The Local Economic Development (LED) Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Nathan Aldrich as Community Economic Development Specialist (CEDS).
This independent contract position was created to help connect the economic development community, provide grant technical assistance and alignment of resources for all the municipalities in the northern Chautauqua County region, and to assist the LED in implementing its strategic plan. The work of the CEDS is supported by a local businessman and an Empire State Development Strategic Planning and Feasibility Studies Grant. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is also providing a multi-year grant for the position.
Aldrich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design/Urban and Regional Analysis and a Masters of Urban Planning degree with a specialization in Economic and International Development, both from the University at Buffalo. With an extensive background in community and economic development and strategic planning, he will lend his expertise to Northern Chautauqua municipalities and stakeholders to advance regionally significant economic development activities.

A Fredonia native, Aldrich has strong family connections to the area. He says he’s most excited about the opportunity to return to his roots and advance the regional economy. He concluded, “I’m fortunate and excited to be able to continue a tradition of giving back to the community.” [more]
Nonprofit Networking Brown Bag Lunch
NCCF Conference Room
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.

Grant Writing Workshop
Fredonia Technology Incubator
Thursday, May 11, 2017
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Contact Eileen Dunn to register for any of the above programs at 716-366-4892 or

NCCF Annual Meeting &
George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Presentation
June 19, 2017

4 p.m.
JCC North Training & Conference Facility
10807 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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