Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

About Us

The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) was created in 2008 as an identity fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The CGLI is governed by multi-cultural, multi-ethnic group of community leaders who are trailblazers and recognize the importance of endowment-building as a means of inspiring philanthropy for and within communities of color.

Members all share a desire to “pay it forward” in honor of those who helped them succeed by creating a legacy of success that will encourage collective giving to support positive change in the lives of youth of color living within Western New York.

Mission

The mission of the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) is to cultivate positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living within Western New York. CGLI accomplishes this mission via endowment building, engaging strategic partners, and intentional community connections.

Goals

  1. Provide an endowed vehichle for collaborative grantmaking;
  2. Inspire philanthropy within and for communities of color in Western New York;
  3. Cultivate the next generation of philanthropists of color; and
  4. Create positive change in the lives of youth of color.

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Contact Us

For more information, contact CGLI Director, Landrum Beard by email at landrumb@cfgb.org or at (716) 852-2857 ext. 231.

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