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Join NCCF for a 30th Anniversary Celebration Event!

Congratulations to Toni Naeser, winner of the Be a Philanthropist contest held at NCCF's 30th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration on January 22, 2016. Toni selected Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue (NCCF) to receive her $100 grant check. Gwen Papania is shown receiving the check for NCCR from Eileen Dunn, NCCF Grants Program Director.

A Community Benefit Grant by the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

Six Free Programs

The first program:


Bird Banding Highlights (Adult+)

Monday, April 11, 2016, 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
BOCES LoGuidice Center
9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia, NY 14063
Reservations are not required.

Program Director Jennifer Schlick shares pictures and highlights from the bird banding research that takes place each spring and summer at the Nature Center.

Other programs offered in 2016:
May - Birds & Blooms Walk
June - Friday Lunch Bunch
July - Raising Monarchs
August - Wild Edibles Walk & Potluck Picnic
September - Leaf Print Workshop

For more information on these free north county programs visit the Audubon Nature Center's website,
Join NCCF's volunteers and staff for a 30th year celebration breakfast on April 2nd from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Applebee's located on Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

Tickets are $5 and can be obtained by contacting NCCF at 366-4892,, or by stopping by the office at 212 Lakeshore Drive, Dunkirk. The Basket Raffle tickets (20 baskets last year!): 1 ticket for $1, 10 tickets for $5, and 25 tickets for $10.

All proceeds benefit NCCF's Service Learning Mini-Grant Program. These mini-grants are offered to all school districts in northern Chautauqua County for projects that incorporate community service and classroom learning

We hope to see you on April 2nd!

30th Anniversary Celebration Events 

Ice Skating Family Event

Saturday, March 19, 2016
12—2 p.m.
Fredonia, SUNY Steele Hall


Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, April 2, 2016
8—10 a.m.
3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk


Chautauqua County Fair

July 25—31, 2016

Fredonia Farm Festival

August 26—28, 2016

Festival of Grapes

September 16—18, 2016
Silver Creek, NY

Community Foundation

Week Open House

November 18, 2016
11 a.m.—1 p.m.
Fredonia Technology Incubator,
214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY

Community Family Projects

Follow us on Facebook for details on the events.

Art Project Family Event

Painting canvases of community landmarks and scenery
Dates and locations to be determined


Promoting Philanthropy
in Local Libraries

Traveling display in northern Chautauqua Libraries
Schedule to be announced


Photo Contest

Showcasing northern Chautauqua County
Follow us on Facebook for details


Project BICEP Programs


Spring 2016

Wednesday, March 16,   9 – 11 a.m.
Endowment Building, Diane Hannum
Fredonia Technology Incubator
Wednesday, March 31, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Organizational Communications, John Chamberlain
Fredonia Technology Incubator
Tuesday, April 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Foundation Directory Online Database Workshop
Anderson Lee Library
Wednesday, May 4, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Creating a Technology Plan: Part 1
JCC North County Training Center
Wednesday, June 1, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Creating a Technology Plan: Part 2
JCC North County Training Center

* All group webinars are held at the NCCF office at
212 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk 

To register for any program, or for more information please contact Eileen Dunn at 
716-366-4892 or

Project BICEP - Building Institutional Capacity and Engaging Partnerships

Reminder to Students

Check out the NCCF scholarships on our website

High school guidance counselors have all the information necessary to apply for available scholarships. Nontraditional students should contact their school or NCCF's scholarship administrator, Nancy Mosier at

Listen to NCCF's Viewpoint Interview
Friday, March 11, 2016
8:45 a.m.

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