The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) will be distributing a total of $435,721.81 in funds to 70 nonprofits and municipalities across Erie County. 

ECGRA awarded $200,337.88 in 2024 Special Events and $235,383.93 in Community Assets - Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant Programs. 

“ECGRA works by investing in the organizations that preserve and enhance Erie County’s incredibly unique culture,” said Perry Wood, Executive Director of ECGRA. “These local organizations keep Erie communities and visitors coming together, while fostering a sense of pride and place. These investments simultaneously boost our economic and community energy – keeping Erie the best place we know to live, work, and play.”

The Special Events Grant Program funds up to 5 percent of events that take place in Erie County. The program helps promote the region economically and culturally. 

ECGRA says the grants are driving tourism, attracting talent to the region and helping sustain Erie traditions. 

The Community Assets - Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant Program is an investment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, according to ECGRA. The program enables communities to engage in creative placemaking and plays an integral role in attracting new residents and businesses by elevating the quality of life. 

Below is a breakdown of the 2024 Special Events Grants and Community Assets – Arts, Culture, & Heritage Grants that were awarded:


Organization Name


Amount Awarded

Albion Area Fair

Albion Area Fair


Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System

PA Business Week in Erie County





Asbury Woods Partnership

2024 Series of Events


Borough of Edinboro

Boro with the Works


Borough of Girard

Dan Rice Days


Borough of Union City

UCPD National Night Out 2024


Borough of Wesleyville

Wesleyville Community Days



Celebrate Erie/Lights over Lake Erie


Crime Victim Center of Erie County

2024 Events


Downtown North East

Winefest 2024


Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Foundations

Barber National Institute Events 2024


Edinboro Arts & Music Fest

Downtown Edinboro Arts & Music Fest


Edinboro University Foundation

202 Highland Games & Scottish Festival


Erie Arts & Music Festival

2024 Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival


Erie County Bar Association

2024 ECBA Law Day


Erie Homes for Children & Adults

Golden Gatsby Gala/Partners in
Dance/Unspoken Symphony


Erie Latino Leadership Association

Fiesta on the Square


Erie Lions Club Save An Eye Fund

86th Annual Save An Eye All-Star Football Game


Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

2024 Erie Homecoming


Erie Roller Derby

Bayside Bruisefest


Erie United Methodist Alliance

Ride for the Refuge, EUMA Golf Tournament, Ruck the Bay


Erie-Western PA Port Authority

8 Great Tuesdays


Film Society of NWPA

Eerie Horror Fest


Goodell Gardens & Homestead

2024 Series of Events


Harborcreek Community Engagement Team

2024 Community Events


Harborcreek Township

Concert in the Park, Light Up Night


Holy Trinity RC Church

31st Annual Zabawa Polish Festival


Humane Society of NWPA

The Mutt Gala, Rock & Rescue, Trails & Tails 5K, Paws for Patriots Golf Outing


Impact Corry

CorryFest Chainsaw Carving Festival


Jefferson Educational Society

JES Programming/Global Summit


Lake Erie Fanfare

28th Annual German Heritage Festival


Lake Erie Greek Cultural Society



Mercy Center for Women

2024 Events Lineup


Nonprofit Partnership, The

23rd Annual Keystone Nonprofit Conference


Orthodox Church of the Nativity

Troika Festival 2024


Presque Isle Light Station

2024 Season of Events


Presque Isle Partnership

2024 Events


Saint Patrick's Church

Erie Irish Festival


SSJ Neighborhood Network

St. Paul's Italian Festival


Union City Action

French Creek Festival 2024


Waterford Community Fair Association

2024 Waterford Community Fair


Wattsburg Agricultural Society. Inc.

Erie County Fair at Wattsburg


YMCA of Greater Erie

Senior Fun Day 2024


Young Artists Debut Orchestra

2024 Series of Events










Albion Area Fair

Vegetable Building Renovation



The AmeriMasala


Community Resources for Independence

Inclusive Beautification Project


Dafmark Dance Theatre

Creative Arts Center at Horan Garden


Downtown North East

2024 Enjoy North East Events


Edinboro Arts & Music Festival

Edinboro Arts & Music Fest


Edinboro University Foundation

Highland Games and Scottish Festival


Erie Art Company

Washington Irving Literary Festival


Erie Arts & Music Festival

2024 Erie Blues & Jazz Festival


Erie Yesterday

Collaboration of Eight Historical Organizations


Erie's Black Wall Street

Juneteenth Weekend Celebration


Film Society of NWPA

Eerie Horror Fest


Heberle's Heartstrings

Jason Heberle's Memorial Open Mic


Hornby School Restoration Society

Museum Structure, Window, and Outdoor
Classroom Improvements


Impact Corry

Creatively Making Places in Corry


Lake Erie Fanfare

41st Season of Drum Corps Activities


Messiah Lutheran Church

Wesleyville Community Garden


Springfiled Township

Racoon Park Fundraiser


Triangle Chapter DAR

North East Revolutionary War Soldier's


Veterans Miracle Center

VMCE Good360 Community Redistribution
Partner Program


Waterford Community Fair

Grandstand and Building Renovations


Wattsburg Agricultural Society

South End Restrooms (Home Show Building)


WQLN Public Media

Chronicles Docuseries: Season 3


Young Artists Debut Orchestra

20th Anniversary Season


YMCA of Corry

CorryFest Chainsaw Carving Festival