Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Niagara Area Foundation

The Niagara Area Foundation (NAF) was established in 2000 by a group of Niagara County individuals in the private and nonprofit sectors to provide support and charity-oriented philanthropic initiatives for residents in Niagara County.

Members of the Niagara Area Foundation Council represent the whole of Niagara County and are committed to county-wide philanthropic efforts.

The Community Foundation provides support for the NAF in grantmaking, fund development, client services, investment oversight, accounting and fiduciary reporting.

The Niagara Area Foundation now has more than $7.4 million in assets.

Click here for information about grant funding opportunities at the Niagara Area Foundation.

Niagara Area Foundation Council


Bruce Elliott
Niagara Falls

Betsy Diachun
Vice Chair


Daniel Aikin

Molly Anderson

Mary Ann Oliver
Niagara Falls

Frank Mergl
Grand Island

Anne Orr

Bob Kazeangin
Niagara Falls

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