Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Announces 2015 Grants Process

Jan 22, 2015 | Posted in News

Buffalo, NY – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting Letters of Intent for 2015 grants. Applications must be submitted online at Letters of Intent are due February 2, 2015. More than $400,000 was awarded to Western New York nonprofit organizations in 2014 for this granting process.

The Community Foundation will review all Letters of Intent and selected organizations will be invited to submit full applications in April 2015. Awardees will be notified in mid-August.

The Community Foundation awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations with programs that address one or more of the Community Foundation’s four community goals which are:

  • Improving educational achievement for low-income students
  • Increasing racial/ethnic equity
  • Enhancing and leveraging significant natural resources
  • Strengthening the region as a center for architecture, arts, and culture

Applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located within the eight counties of Western New York, including: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Niagara; Orleans; and Wyoming Counties. Nonprofit organizations should review eligibility requirements and specific objectives under each of the Community Foundation’s four community goals at prior to submitting a Letter of Intent. Questions on the process or eligibility requirements can be directed to the Community Foundation’s Community Impact Department by calling (716) 852-2857.

This grant process is one piece of the Community Foundation’s annual investment in Western New York, which totaled nearly $9 million in 2014. In addition to deploying resources at clients’ requests, the Community Foundation actively secures funding for the region from statewide and national funders, totaling over $31 million in the last seven years.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo holds over 750 funds with assets totaling more than $310 million and is one of the region’s largest grantmakers. For more information on the Community Foundation’s competitive grants process, please visit

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