Become a Sponsor

3 Ways to Donate

1. Direct Donation/Gift – Give a gift to Erie’s Future Fund through The Erie Community Foundation website or by calling 814-454-0843. You are able to make an outright gift or a gift from your fund at The Erie Community Foundation.

2. Pre-K Education Improvement Tax Credit – The Pre-K Education Tax Credit provides tax credits to eligible businesses who contribute through Erie’s Future Fund. Rather than sending your taxes out of Erie County, you can put them to work right here in our community. Visit to find instructions for applying for the Pre K tax credit.  Please note that all applications must be made online – the state is no longer accepting paper applications.  If you intend to apply for tax credits please notify Laurie Root at United Way at 814-456-2937 ext. 223 as soon as possible for further instructions.

3. Cause Related Marketing – This is an opportunity for your company to express its support for an important cause, thus helping the “cause” to grow and strengthen while at the same time receiving positive public relations and increased sales potential for your company. If you are interested in pursuing a cause-related initiative with Erie’s Future Fund, please contact Michelle Harkins at Early Connections; 814-874-0144 ext. 18 or

 Erie’s Future Fund is administered by Early Connections.

“Early Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent as permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Early Connections may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.”