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Below, please find the latest news about the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, our clients, partners and grantees.
The new Arts Access Program will join the efforts of organizations such as the Partnership for the Public Good, the John R. Oishei and Community Foundations, PUSH Buffalo, and many small cultural organizations in providing increased access to WNY’s art community for the area’s low-income residents.
Sponsored by Ecology and Environment Inc., the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, National Grid, and Wendel, a U.S.-Canadian environmental conference for local governments will be held in Buffalo next month, featuring a celebrity keynote speaker and international experts.
Buffalo’s public schools and Say Yes to Education are partnering in an effort to dramatically bolster after-school programs at half of the city’s 56 schools this fall.
The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood initiative has raised $32 million from sources including the John R. Oishei Foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and the HealthNow Healthy Living Fund.
Eleven new college and university partners commit to tuition aid for urban students; Say Yes also announces a $4.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation to Support Efforts in Buffalo.
The Valley Community Association received approximately $1.5 million in local foundation, non-profit and state government grants - including one from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo - to support ongoing senior and youth services, waterfront revitalization and “Striving for Excellence” program initiatives.
The Niagara Area Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2013 grant cycle.
The one-story, 12,000-square-foot building, funded in part by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the HealthNow Healthy Living Fund, will serve about 150 neighborhood children up to five years old.
The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood made the new $3.5 million state-of-the-art building possible, with significant support from sources including the John Oishei Foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and HealthNow Healthy Living Fund.
Support includes a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
The new exhibit came to fruition in part thanks to funding obtained from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Niagara County Greenway Fund, Lumber City Development Corp., and others.
Established in Fall 2010 as a collaborative initiative by Niagara University, the United Way of Greater Niagara, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Niagara Area Foundation, and local business leaders, the Niagara QIP has made significant strides in enhancing the kindergarten readiness skills of more than 715 preschool age children in 44 preschool age classrooms.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the HealthNow Healthy Living Fund will be providing support for the BPN Children’s Academy
The Oishei Foundation and First Niagara Financial Group were joined by the Empire State Development Corporation and Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to establish the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, which will offer a unique mix of after-school arts programs for at-risk urban high school students, as well as health sciences career training for under-employed and unemployed adults.
The Wyoming Foundation awards over $12,000 to nine nonprofit organizations for its 2013 grant cycle.