Restoring & Preserving our Environment
The health and enhancement of our region’s natural assets is crucial to the revitalization of this area and to the well-being of its residents. Our region, like many others, faces a wide range of challenges in protecting and restoring its natural environment—and historically, few philanthropic resources have been devoted to address these needs.
To fill this void and provide leadership along with targeted resources to the region’s environmental movement, the Community Foundation:
- Created the Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA). A collaborative umbrella group, its goal is to help organize and rally those working toward a greener WNY
- Launched GrowWNY.org. A web community that connects regional environmental experts and organizations with the general public and provides the general public with information about how to live, work and play greener