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.

  • Jul 19, 2017

    Community Foundation and its GHHI Partners Receive $2M To Make Homes Safer & More Energy Efficient

    As part of a $10 million three-year initiative led by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to create homeownership opportunities on Buffalo's East Side and in the Town of Cheektowaga, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo along with its partners in the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative will receive $2 million to assist approximately 200 families at elevated risk of losing their homes in those neighborhoods due to high costs of maintenance and energy usage.

  • Jul 14, 2017

    W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards $2M Grant to Support Racial Healing Work in Buffalo

    The Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces a $2 million grant over 5 years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in support of a local Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort in Buffalo.

  • Jun 29, 2017

    Community Foundation & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation unveil groundbreaking ‘State of Play’ report

    Today, the Community Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation released ‘State of Play’, an independent assessment conducted by the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program that examines access, quality, and participation in youth sports in the eight counties of Western New York. More than 1,000 local voices informed the report, which reveals the bright spots, gaps and opportunities to get more kids in the game.



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