Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Niagara Area Foundation Awards over $75,000 in Grants to Area Organizations

Jan 17, 2013 | Posted in News

NIAGARA COUNTY, NY, January, 17 2013 -- The Niagara Area Foundation (NAF) has awarded over $75,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations in 2012. Grant amounts range up to $10,000 and support the health, human services, arts, civic needs, community development, education, and environmental needs of the county. Preference is given to applicants that have the greatest impact on positive youth development and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations.

The NAF awarded grants to the following recipients:

  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services, d/b/a Kids Escaping Drugs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara County
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County
  • Family & Children’s Services of Niagara
  • Literacy Volunteers of WNY
  • St. James United Methodist Church Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center
  • Niagara County Historical Society
  • Old Fort Niagara Association
  • People and Possibilities
  • Planned Parenthood of Western New York
  • Salvation Army Lockport

The NAF was established as an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in the year 2000 by a group of Niagara County individuals who work to provide supports and charity-oriented philanthropic initiatives for Niagara County. For more information, please visit

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.


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