Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Yahoo Community Benefit Fund Awards More Than $245,000 to Greater Lockport Area Organizations

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted in News

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo administers the Yahoo Community Benefit Fund (The Fund). All grant decisions are made by the Resident Advisory Council, which consists of Greater Lockport area community members. This year's grant cycle prioritized applications that supported The Fund's five interest areas, including:

  • Family and Community Building
  • Youth Education
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Animal Welfare

Below are the 2016 Yahoo Community Benefit Fund grant recipients:

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers $38,000
Back on Track

CLC of ONE $15,658.14
Completion of the Challenger Learning Center in Lockport

Friends of the Lockport Public Library $10,166
Laptops for Community Education

Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, Inc. $14,431.55
HON's 2nd Garage Renovation: The Multi-Purpose Room

Historic Lockport Mill RaceCorporation $14,000
The Lockport Gas & Electric Re-use Project

Isaiah 61 Project, Inc. $25,000
Isaiah 61 Project - Lockport Expansion Pilot

Lockport Main Street, Inc. $35,000
Downtown Lockport Marketing and Event Support

New Directions Youth and Family Services, Inc. $40,000
Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School Gymnasium Renovation

NYELKS Major Projects - Camp Happiness $15,000
Elks Camp Happiness

St. John the Baptist Parish $14,500
Keeping it Cool!

Western New York Land Conservancy $26,000
Enhancing Wildlife Habitat with the Community at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund was established in 2015 as part of Yahoo!, Inc.’s agreement with the Empire State Development Corporation to open a customer care and data center in the Town of Lockport, New York. For more information, please visit

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