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Erie Insurance Giving Network now accepting applications for 2022 Investing in Our Future grants

ERIE’s grant program supports student success and promotes lifelong learning

ERIE, Pa., December 1, 2021 – The Erie Insurance Giving Network is now accepting applications for 2022 Investing in Our Future grants. This education-focused community investment program – now in its second year – will continue to support student success by helping to fund school readiness programs and out-of-school time activities for students in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“Erie Insurance has long been a supporter of lifelong learning, which is key to sustaining community and individual success,” said Ann Scott, community outreach manager for Erie Insurance. “We see such positive impacts when children are engaged in learning before age six and we strongly encourage organizations that are facilitating school readiness programs to apply for our next round of funding.”

In collaboration with the Erie’s Public Schools, United Way of Erie County and The Nonprofit Partnership, ERIE identified priority areas that would support the educational success of students in the company’s hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. Investing in Our Future grants provide funding to area nonprofits that focus on school readiness and after-school activities.

Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $150,000 for 501(c)3 nonprofits that serve students geographically located in the city. Grants may be renewable. Eligible programs should focus on the alignment between core instructional programming and out-of-school time activities and/or school readiness. Applicants will be asked to articulate the overall impact on the student — both at home and in school — and preference will be given to nonprofits that collaborate with other organizations with similar programs, goals and audiences.

The deadline for grant applications is January 28, 2022.

Interested nonprofits can visit the ERIE Giving Network Investing in Our Future page for eligibility requirements, grant guidelines and to submit an application.