Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

William F. Thiel Fund now Accepting Grant Applications to Support Wyoming County Health Needs

Nov 28, 2016 | Posted in News

Buffalo, NY – The William F. Thiel Fund, a fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 grant cycle. Applications for programs supporting Wyoming County health needs are due by 4 p.m. on December 15, 2016 and are available for submission through the Community Foundation’s website at

The Thiel Fund grant process prioritizes applications for programs as strategically identified in the Wyoming County Health Needs Assessment. Since the Community Foundation originally commissioned the Health Needs Assessment in 2006, the Thiel Fund has distributed more than $2.2 million in grants to healthcare organizations that serve Wyoming County residents.

William F. Thiel was a long-time philanthropist in the Wyoming County area. In 1974, Mr. Thiel left a significant legacy to the residents of Wyoming County through the creation of the William F. Thiel Trust at the Community Foundation. Today, Mr. Thiel’s generosity continues to provide financial supports to Geneseo Migrant Center, Oak Orchard Health, Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Wyoming Community Hospital Foundation and Wyoming County Community Action.

A recent study has indicated that one in three Wyoming County residents have benefited as a result of Mr. Thiel’s generosity and the Community Foundation’s commitment to honoring his legacy. For more information on the William F. Thiel granting process, please visit

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