Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Join Our Campaign!

Help Us Connect Youth of Color to People, Opportunities, and Experiences.

Help CGLI meet its goal of 200 new donors in order to secure additional national support for youth of color right in our community.

With the help and generosity from leaders like you, the CGLI has:

  • Influenced the lives of 1,000 young people of color each year
  • Raised $300,000 to earn a $100,000 match for a legacy of support for our communities
  • Created a unique place for people of color to work together for the future of our youth

Make a donation today! Help CGLI meet its goal of 200 new donors so we can bring more national support to children of color right here. Any gift from $10 and up will help support our next phase of growth and secure a significant financial opportunity for additional funds for communities of color in Western New York. In addition, a local donor will make a $500 gift to match contributions from new donors.

Your support will help us reach our goal and continue providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to youth of Western New York. Because of experiences like Success Looks Like MeĀ®, and Close-Up Washington DC, dozens of students from every background dare to dream big.

Summer H., CGLI 2014 Close Up Participant

"One thing I loved in Close Up was all the diverse people from all over the country to come and discuss politics." - Summer H., 2014 Close Up Participant

Doors open because you believe in our mission. Lives change because of your passion. Together we can make a lasting impact in the lives of low-income youth of color in our community.

Make a donation to the campaign today!

  • Click here to securely make a donation online today.
  • Or if you prefer to make a donation by check, please make it payable to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and write "CGLI" in the memo line to 726 Exchange Street, Suite 525, Buffalo, NY 14210.

For more information, or questions about the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative, contact CGLI Director, Landrum Beard by email at or at (716) 852-2857 ext. 231.

Thank you for making a difference with your generosity and commitment to our mission.

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