Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo


What is the 21st Century Fund?

It is a giving circle open to anyone who wants to give back to Western New York. The one-time membership fees are pooled together and members vote on providing funding to one organization. A $100,000 grant is awarded every two years following a member-driven vetting and voting process.

Why should you join?

Our giving circle makes philanthropy accessible to everyone. Together, members provide a deserving organization with the funds to take on a project that will impact our community. Once you are a member, you are a member for life. It is a fun, exciting and inspiring process of which anyone can be a part.

Membership Details

  • You can join as an individual, a family or gift a membership to another individual or group. Each membership equals one vote.
  • A lifetime membership is $2,100 and payable over five years.
  • Under the age of 35? A lifetime membership is $1,000 and payable over five years.

Details about the seven semi-finalists can be viewed here.

Key dates for the 2018 grant cycle can be viewed here.

Ready to make an impact? Contact Us

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