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Country Fair annually gives to a variety of local charities. These donations range from youth sports team sponsorship to major non-profit organizational sponsorship. With so many deserving non-profits in our hometown community, Country Fair wanted to make a larger impact. The Country Fair Cares program was created to assist 501 c-3 non-profit organizations with a pooled funding formula.

Country Fair’s leadership selected five non-profit organizations to become 2020 Country Fair Cares (CFC) partners. These partners include The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Erie County (NAMI), Mercy Center for Women, Erie Philharmonic, St. Martin Center and Erie Animal Network.

2¢ of every gallon of gasoline sold at the designated “CFC Charity Pump” will be allocated to the CFC program. Funds will be dispersed equally to each charity.

The program runs from May 1-October 31, 2020, at 38 Erie county Country Fair locations.

Non-Profits who wish to apply to be a CFC partner in 2021 may submit an application which can be downloaded below. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2020.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Erie County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Erie County, NAMI, is focused on fostering personal growth and family stability by supporting and educating family members and individuals facing the challenges of mental illness in Erie County. Click here to visit their website.

Mercy Center for Women

Mercy Center for Women is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy and is committed to enhancing the dignity of each person we serve through healing of body, mind and spirit. Click here to visit their website.

St. Martin Center

Strengthening lives and supporting our community by providing immediate assistance, education and long-term services, consistent with our Catholic values. Click here to visit their website.

Erie Philharmonic

The mission of the Erie Philharmonic is to strengthen our community and region by providing high quality live orchestra concerts and programs that enrich, entertain and educate people of all ages. Click here to visit their website.

Erie Animal Network

Erie Animal Network is a social networking project to help companion animals by connecting the found, stray and unwanted dogs and cats with new loving homes or those who can help, donate or foster. Click here to visit their website.

If your 501c3 organization wishes to apply, please download this application. Application deadline is October 1, 2020.

All non-profits will receive written correspondence by December 1, 2020. Successful CFC partners are not eligible to re-apply for three years following their donation; please no phone calls.