The Elk County Community Foundation is known for giving scholarships and grants to other non-profits in Elk County and surrounding communities, but that is not our business. Our real business is helping people, families, groups, and businesses be philanthropic or charitable. We provide the administrative and investment management services that make it easy for donors to accomplish their charitable wishes with their tax deductible donations and to improve the quality of life in our communities.

$3,200 grant now available for Pre-K programs
Community Foundation receives its over $1Million Estate Gift
ECCF on board with local railroad
Foundation Supports Catholic Education
Ole Bull Violin and Inez Bull Piano Scholarships

Community Foundation of North Central PA

McKean County Community Foundation

Elk Co. 2016 Annual Report

Current Funds

Grant Application and Guidelines

2016 Elk Co. Grant Recipients

2017 Elk & McKean Scholarship Recipients

Elk and McKean Co. Scholarships

Women Who Care in Elk Co.


The mission of the Elk County Community Foundation is to strengthen our region through development, stewardship and grant making as donors achieve their philanthropic goals.

Donor Opportunities

The Elk County Community Foundation makes it easy for donors to invest in their communities. People come to us with a vision of making our communities a better place to live. We work with you to help create a unique plan that fits your giving objectives

Sara-Jane Stackpole Legacy Society

The Sara-Jane Stackpole Legacy Society recognizes all those who have notified us that they have included the Foundation in their will or other deferred giving plan. The name of the Society honors one of the Foundations’ founding advisory board members, Sara-Jane Stackpole, who passed away on October 25, 2006. She gave the Foundation its first-ever planned gift.

Women Who Care

Women Who Care educate, encourage, and expand the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen our community by providing funds and assistance to issues that are Important to women