Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Arts & Architecture

Community Goal: Strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture.

From our cultural gems to our artistic treasures, our region's arts and culture sector enhances the quality of life in our community and boosts our local economy. The Community Foundation is committed to keeping this sector strong and vibrant through organizational capacity building, secure funding and convening partners to promote collaboration to assess and strengthen the sector.

In addition to building the capacity of arts organizations, the Community Foundation seeks to provide access to arts instructions for young people in low-income communities. The Community Foundation believes that every child should have the opportunity for meaningful participation in the arts and no child should be turned away from arts instruction for lack of resources.

Our Arts & Architecture Initiatives & Projects

In addition to supporting organizations through grantmaking, the Community Foundation plays a key leadership role in the following initiatives to improve the systems for support and thereby affect long-term outcomes than can be reached by one program alone:

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

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