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Erie Insurance Giving Network awards $305,000 to eight local educational nonprofits as part of ‘Investing In Our Future’ grant program

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Funding will support extracurricular activities and school readiness programs throughout the City of Erie

ERIE, Pa., August 12, 2021 – The Erie Insurance Giving Network today announced a $305,000 grant investment to support eight nonprofits serving students in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania.

The funding is part of Erie Insurance’s newly established “Investing In Our Future” competitive educational grants initiative, focused on strengthening the alignment between instructional programming and out-of-school time activities and supporting early childhood education.

The grant recipients include Erie Arts & Culture, Erie Philharmonic, Erie Police Athletic League, Gannon University, YMCA of Greater Erie, expERIEnce Children's Museum, Erie Playhouse and Child Development Centers, Inc. Individual project grants ranged from $25,000 to $55,000.

“For more than 95 years, Erie Insurance (ERIE) has been committed to our hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania,” said Ann Scott, community outreach manager for Erie Insurance. “We are pleased to be able to enhance our support of the nonprofit organizations that are doing important work in our community and help make progress on our shared goal of reducing poverty through education.”

According to Scott, ERIE’s Charitable Giving Committee was impressed by the creativity of the grant submissions and encouraged by the anticipated impacts these programs will have on young people in the city:

To learn more about ERIE’s “Investing In Our Future” grant program, visit