Competitive Grants Process Opens for Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts
The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 granting cycle. The Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and awards annual grants to 501©(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York that specialize in the classical arts sector. Applications are due Friday, April 14, 2017 and are available at www.cfgb.org/bauman.
The Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter to support causes important to her father, Oliver Bauman, in his name forever. Mrs. Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including classical languages, ballet and opera. At the end of her life she translated that love into a legacy gift, which Mrs. Baxter hoped would help “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part of our culture.”
In accordance to the client’s wishes, priority will be given to applications that focus solely on the performance of “traditional, classical ballet and opera on the living stage, and preferably of the English, European, or Russian schools.” In 2016, the Community Foundation awarded more than $40,000 to four nonprofit organizations through this competitive process. Recent grantees of this award include, Ballet Artists of WNY, Inc. dba Neglia Ballet, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and the Buffalo Chamber Players.
Since 2010, the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts has awarded more than $250,000 to Western New York nonprofit organizations for the benefit of the region’s arts and cultural community. For more information on the Bauman Fund for the Arts grant process, please visit www.cfgb.org/bauman.