Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Make the most of your generosity

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) is a 501(c)3 public charity holding more than 750 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and businesses to benefit Western New York.

For more than 90 years, we've been a link between those who want to give and those people and organizations who have needs in Western New York. We help donors identify options for giving and carry out their wishes.

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


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

  • Apr 17, 2014

    The Niagara Area Foundation Awards Over $50,000 in Grants for County Residents

    The Niagara Area Foundation (NAF) announced that grants totaling more than $50,000 were awarded to nine Niagara County nonprofit organizations in 2013. The grants, ranging up to $10,000, were awarded to support the health, human services, arts, civic needs, community development, education and environmental needs of Niagara County. Preference was given to applicants that have the greatest impact on positive youth development and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations.

  • Apr 11, 2014

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's William F. Thiel Fund Awards Over $200,000 to Program

    The William F. Thiel Fund, a fund held at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, recently granted awards of over $200,000 to five Wyoming County nonprofit organizations in the health services sector. Grant awards are provided to organizations in support of the Wyoming County Health Needs Assessment.

  • Apr 07, 2014

    The Wyoming Foundation is now Accepting Grant Applications

    The Wyoming Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from Wyoming County nonprofit organizations for its 2014 grant cycle. Applications are due May 1, 2014 and can be submitted at

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