Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards $2M Grant to Support Racial Healing Work in Buffalo

Jul 14, 2017 | Posted in News

The Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces a $2 million grant over 5 years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of a local Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort in Buffalo.

The grant will be used to support the work of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, a group of more than 30 community leaders from public, private, nonprofit and faith institutions that was convened by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Roundtable members are working together to bridge racial equity gaps in our community to ensure everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential.

The WKKF grant has been awarded in two parts. The first $1 million will create the “Greater Buffalo-Niagara Region Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Endowment” at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. This funding requires a 1:1 match from our community and will allow this work to be sustainable in the future using the annual returns on the endowment. The balance of $1 million will support the work of the Roundtable over the next five years.

To learn more, read the press release on the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable website.

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