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.

  • Sep 01, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo sends our thoughts and prayers to the millions of people in Greater Houston who are dealing with the devastation associated with Hurricane Harvey.
    Although the extent of the damage and death toll is not yet clear, the National Weather Service is already calling the storm “unprecedented” and recovering from the disaster could take years, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There are an untold number of homes and people affected.

  • Aug 30, 2017

    Niagara Area Foundation Announces New Board Members and 2017 Officers

    The Niagara Area Foundation announced its new council members and the officers elected for the 2017 term.

  • Aug 07, 2017

    Community Foundation Awards More Than $47,000 for Local Ballet & Opera Organizations

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts today announced awards of more than $47,000 to five Western New York nonprofit organizations for the 2017 granting cycle. The Bauman Fund for the Arts administers grants annually to Western New York organizations that specialize in the areas of traditional, classical ballet and opera.



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