Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Make the most of your generosity

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is a 501(c)(3) public charity holding more than 800 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and businesses to benefit Western New York.

Since 1919, we have been a link between those who want to give and those people and organizations who have needs in Western New York. We help clients identify options for giving and carry out their wishes.

Year after year, the partners who make up the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo come together to make a difference. With your help, we will continue to empower Generosity for Generations, looking to the future but never forgetting the forward-thinking individuals who have brought us to this very moment. Our approach to giving continues to grow and evolve over time.

Ultimately, our goal is to assist clients in making the most of their generosity.

Community Foundation Updates

Below, please find the latest news about the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, our clients, partners and grantees. To view all the items on our News page, please click here.

  • Nov 03, 2017

    Join Us For State Of Play Community Conversations

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will host events about youth sports in Buffalo, Ellicottville and Lockport.

  • Oct 31, 2017

    Billboards Educate About Lead Poisoning

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the City of Buffalo and Erie County launched a billboard campaign to educate homeowners and tenants about the hazards of making renovations in pre-1978 buildings that could disturb lead-based paint.

  • Oct 23, 2017

    Community Foundation Awards Competitive Grants

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced awards totaling more than $500,000 to 25 Western New York nonprofit organizations through its 2017 competitive grants process.



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