Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation Awards Competitive Grants

Oct 23, 2017 | Posted in Home Page, News


Buffalo, NY — 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. Competitive grants have been awarded to area nonprofit organizations in support of the Community Foundation’s four strategic community goals:

• Improve educational achievement for students living in low-income households;
• Increase racial/ethnic equity;
• Enhance and leverage significant natural resources;
• Strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 2017 competitive grant recipients are:

• Be-A-Friend Program, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund
• Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns ofWNY
• Buffalo Arts and Technology Center
• Buffalo Arts Studio
• Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
• Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
• Buffalo Prep
• Child & Adolescent Treatment Services
• Child & Family Services of Erie County
• Clean Air Coalition ofWNY
• Erie CountySPCA
• Graycliff Conservancy
• Groundwork Buffalo
• Just Buffalo Literary Center
• Massachusetts Avenue Project
• Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
• Peace of the City
• Reach Out and Read
• Richardson Center Corporation
• Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society
• Springville Center for the Arts
• Valley Community Association
WNY Women’s Foundation

Grant awards are made possible by clients who have established funds at the Community Foundation to address our community’s changing needs.

“For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has continued to work tirelessly on behalf of our clients who have entrusted us with their charitable assets and asked us to carry on their legacies according to their wishes,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “As a result of our clients’ generosity, we are pleased to provide support to these deserving organizations and their important work that addresses some of our region’s most significant long-standing challenges, today and in the future.”

The Community Foundation is a public charity dedicated to helping clients make the most of their generosity. Clients can establish charitable funds that are customized to support organizations, issues and communities at their direction. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is home to more than 800 named funds, totaling over $400 million in assets.


The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501©(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care.

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