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Below, please find the latest news about the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, our clients, partners and grantees.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley interviews Foundation Center president, Bradford Smith about the Community Foundation's role in leading change in Western New York, as well as trends in philanthropy.
The Wyoming Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, today announced the 2014 council members and officers elected at the December annual retreat and meeting.
All students are invited to apply by March 1. New this year is an opt in text program where students can receive updates on the application process. More than $2.1 million awarded last year.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting Letters of Intent for 2014 grants.
New funds from a settlement with a power company will help refugee community in Buffalo and at-risk homeowners in Rochester and Syracuse cut heating bills, and eliminate home health and safety hazards.
Today Lumina Foundation announced that Buffalo will be among the first 20 cities in America to partner with Lumina Foundation in a mobilization effort designed to increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s William F. Thiel Fund is now accepting grant applications for the fund’s 2013 grant cycle. Applications are due December 16, 2013 and are available for submission through the Foundation’s website.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator, Judith A. Enck joined representatives of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and a Buffalo family to highlight the organization’s successful efforts to reduce indoor air pollution that can trigger asthma attacks.
As the “collaboration among various groups of color under the auspices of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo,” the Culture of Giving Legacy Initiative brings together 20 leaders of color, giving money and time to create a multi-ethnic philanthropic initiative focused on endowment-building.
More than 50 community groups - coordinated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and including the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, John R. Oishei Foundation, Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Horizon Health Services - have launched a major initiative to reduce prescription painkiller abuse, especially among young people.
Applications are now being accepted for the Community Foundation’s 21st Century Fund grant.
To celebrate Buffalo’s diversity and unity, 7,000 people are expected to join hands next May along the length of Ferry Street, from the Niagara River to Bailey Avenue. Funding for the event has been provided by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
About 40 students from various high schools in Buffalo toured General Motors’ Tonawanda Engine Plant as part of the “Success Looks Like Me” program - a youth program put on by the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative, a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
In an event aided by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, community organizations including the Homeless Alliance of Western New York Community and the Partnership for the Public Good are recruiting 7,000 people to stand along East and West Ferry streets – from the Niagara River to Bailey Avenue – in a “human chain” as part of a celebration of Buffalo’s wide diversity.
GM’s Tonawanda Engine Plant Manager Steve Finch is hosting 40 Buffalo Public School students as part of the “Success Looks Like Me” role model program of the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative, a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo which seeks to increase philanthropy within and for Western New York Communities of Color.