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Leading the Way to a Better WNY

Many donors direct the giving from their named funds to address the changing needs of our community over time. The Foundation uses these funds to tackle those critical issues where change is needed most to improve the lives of many.

Currently, these strategic dollars are making great strides to reduce the number of children affected by lead poisoning, increasing literacy among our region’s children, restoring and preserving our natural resources and making our cultural organizations stronger.

National Publications Promote Community Foundation's Work in WNY

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Recently, two leaders in the field of philanthropy highlighted the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s leadership work as examples of best practices.

The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sent a video crew to Buffalo in August to create a documentary and publication about the Foundation’s efforts to create the Western New York Environmental Alliance and GrowWNY.org. The video was then shown at the Council on Foundations annual conference as an example of excellence in using technology to improve information sharing.

Council on Foundations

Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations highlighted the Community Foundation’s success in creating partnerships among public and private organizations through its Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.

Both publications can be downloaded here by clicking on the report covers at right.

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