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Our Community Impact Work

There’s no denying that our region is on the move. As our community continues to evolve - so will the issues and challenges we face every day. The Community Foundation works to advance the following community goals on behalf of the clients that ask us to do so in their names. These goals are identified through a thoughtful process, and will drive long-term, positive change in our region.

Improve educational achievement for students living in low-income households

Improve educational achievement for students living in low-income households

Increase racial/ethnic equity

Increase racial/ethnic equity

Enhance and leverage significant natural resources

Enhance and leverage significant natural resources

Strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture

Strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture

We are grateful for the generosity of our clients, including those who have designated their endowments to address the changing needs of the community overtime. These visionaries recognize that the needs we take on today are not always the ones we will encounter tomorrow.

Our Leadership Approach

To advance these community goals, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo brings stakeholders together who share a passionate vision for progress.

Our Leadership - Identify issues, convene stakeholders, develop a shared vision, create a plan, implement the plan, align and leverage resources

Our leadership approach creates unique solutions that foster growth, connections and sustainable systems change. Aligning and leveraging resources allows us to strengthen our community for the long term.

Learn more about our community impact work by exploring the initiatives, partnerships and projects below.

Say Yes Buffalo

Powerful partnership to increase postsecondary completion for all children in Buffalo

Green & Healthy Home Initiative

Coordinating resources to keep families safe


Wipe Out Lead

Preventing lead poisoning

Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative

Philanthropy by and for communities of color


Western New York Environmental Alliance

Strengthening organizations that work for our environment

Fund for the Arts

Funders come together to strengthen the sector


Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition

Ensuring the future of the symbols of our shared history

Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable

Opportunity for All


Our Partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Our Partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

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