Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation Awards over $400,000 to Area Organizations

Jun 07, 2013 | Posted in News

BUFFALO, NY, June 07, 2013 -- The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo today announced awards of over $400,000 to 22 Western New York nonprofit organizations through the Foundation’s Competitive Grant Cycle. Grant amounts range up to $50,000 and have been awarded to area nonprofit programs that address strategic priority areas where the Foundation leads change and makes grants on behalf of donors who have established their funds to address the most critical needs in the community.

“With our knowledge of community needs, history of strong investment performance and unparalleled focus on honoring our donors’ intent, we are able to grow charitable dollars so that they have the greatest possible impact on the pressing needs of our community in the present, and continue towards the future,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

The Foundation awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations with programs that address one or more of the four focus areas identified in the Foundation’s five-year strategic plan.

Community Foundation award recipients for 2013 include:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo
  • Buffalo Audubon Society
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
  • Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
  • Dale Association
  • El Museo
  • Equi*Star
  • Erie County SPCA
  • Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation
  • Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council
  • GObike Buffalo
  • Homeless Alliance of WNY
  • Hull House Foundation
  • Journey’s End Refugee Services
  • Medaille College
  • Mental Health Association
  • National Federation for Just Communities
  • Peace of the City Ministries
  • Schiller Park Community Services
  • Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped
  • Valley Community Association

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo holds over 750 funds and is one of the region’s largest grantmakers. Since 2010, the Community Foundation has granted over $1.5 million to the Western New York community through the competitive grants process, addressing the strategic pressing needs throughout the region. For more information on the Foundation’s competitive grants process, 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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