Find important information, tips and answers to your questions about the funding request submission process for the Erie Insurance Giving Network.
The Erie Insurance Giving Network considers charitable contributions to:
Review our guidelines for more information.
The Erie Insurance Giving Network does not fund:
In 2020, ERIE improved functionality for our Grant Making Program and began a partnership with Benevity. The improvements include an online funding application that replaced the Request Funds PDF.
If you’re a nonprofit 501(c)3organization requesting funds for a program, project or event sponsorship, you will need to register within the Benevity Causes Portal before completing ERIE’s Request Funds application. Please see the Benevity Causes Portal and Nonprofit Support information below.
If you’re a non-501(c)3 municipality requesting funds for various services and programs, you do not need to register within Benevity’s Causes Portal. You can apply by completing and submitting a Request Funds Application. Please allow four to eight weeks for processing requests.
The Benevity Causes Portal is where 501(c)3 nonprofits will be vetted against ERIE’s Giving Network Charitable Giving Guidelines and can provide a cause profile, preferred payment information and can include impact stories for potential funders.
By registering your nonprofit on the Benevity Causes Portal , you will be able to receive funds from all of Benevity’s clients, export donation details each month, and add information on your nonprofit’s mission and impact. Follow the “Register Your Charity” guide to setup your nonprofit profile in the Causes Portal.
Once your 501(c)3nonprofit is registered within Benevity’s Causes Portal, you can apply for funding by completing and submitting a Request Funds Application. If you’re requesting sponsorship for a non-profit event, you’ll need to provide your organization’s IRS W-9 Form, which can uploaded when completed the funding application.
Please allow four to eight weeks for processing requests.
Please submit a Request for Funds Application for the most expedited process.
You can submit a funding request under $10,000 for consideration at any time. The deadlines to submit funding requests of $10,000 or more:
By asking nonprofits to submit one request annually, we can gain a better understanding of your organization’s overall efforts. Additionally, it provides us with the opportunity to review how your request aligns with our three giving focus areas: Community Building, Safety and Environmental Responsibility. Your organization also could receive the maximum contribution. If you’re requesting funds for more that one program, project or sponsorship, please complete and submit a separate request funds application for each.
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