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.

  • Jun 06, 2017

    Wall Street Journal features Impact Say Yes Buffalo

    With graduation and attendance rates increasing, longer school days and unprecedented collaboration across multiple sectors, Say Yes Buffalo caught the attention of Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Brody. Click to read Leslie’s story and learn more about Say Yes Buffalo.

  • May 04, 2017

    Community Foundation Pres/CEO discusses role of philanthropy at national conference

    In April, our President/CEO President/CEO Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker was asked to speak on a panel at Recommit to Kids | The Summit for America’s Promise, which was chaired by General and Mrs. Colin Powell and President Bill Clinton served as the keynote speaker. The panel focused on how to support communities coming together to make change for kids.

  • Apr 19, 2017

    $250,000 Awarded to Wyoming County Health Care Programs Through the William F. Thiel Fund

    The William F. Thiel Fund, a fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, recently granted a total of just over $250,000 to four Wyoming County nonprofit organizations in the health services sector for the 2017 grant cycle.

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