Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Yahoo Community Benefit Fund


The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund (“Fund”) was established as part of Yahoo!, Inc.’s agreement with Empire State Development Corporation to establish a customer care and data center in the Town of Lockport.

Grant Opportunity

The Fund, which will operate for seven years from 2015 – 2021, considers requests that support the following five fields of interest:

  • Family and Community Building
  • Youth Education
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Animal Welfare

Preference will be given to organizations located or providing services in the Greater Lockport area, defined as the City of Lockport and the Town of Lockport proper.

Grant awards are determined by the Yahoo Community Benefit Fund Resident Advisory Council.


  • Applications will be accepted online beginning April 3, 2017
  • Application deadline is May 12, 2017 at 4 PM
  • Funding decisions will be announced by late August 2017


Please contact Darren Penoyer at call (716) 852-2857, ext. 206 with questions.

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