Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Online Grant Application Details

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo utilizes Foundant’s Grant Lifecycle Manager, a web-based grant application processing system trusted by more than 600 different foundations nationally. Foundant's user friendly interface streamlines the granting process for applicants, grantees, reviewers and Community Foundation staff.

This program will allow applicants and grantees to:

  • Submit letters of intent
  • Complete full applications upon invitation from the Community Foundation
  • Receive electronic reminders of upcoming deadlines
  • Submit interim, final, and follow up reporting

Foundant has created a basic ten minute tutorial for applicants that may be reviewed here. It is highly recommended that all prospective applicants review this video before beginning a new application to better understand the process and Grant Lifecycle Manager’s many useful features.

All grant applicants are required to create an account on the system when they first use it, but basic information is stored for future use when new applications are submitted.

Furthermore, paper is largely eliminated from the Community Foundation granting process resulting in a process that is more environmentally friendly. Applicants save time and money by not having to make multiple copies. Any attachments can be done on Microsoft Word and Excel, or scanned to a PDF file then uploaded to the system. When a grantee receives a grant, they will report their results online.

We are excited to be a part of the growing list of foundations that have gone electronic and are certain that applicants will appreciate the convenience this system offers. Should you have any questions, please contact Program Officer Darren Penoyer at 716-852-2857.

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