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.

  • 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.

  • Aug 03, 2017

    Community Foundation Increase Capacity for Impact Strategy Through Partnership with National Funders

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501©(3) public charity dedicated to helping clients make the most of their generosity, announces that Benjamin D. Kerman, Ph. D., will join the Foundation as Senior Fellow and Advisor for Strategy and Impact. This one-year Fellowship position, which is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and Heron Foundation, will focus primarily on deepening community impact and expanding relationships with national funders.

  • 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.



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