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The Good We Are All Doing

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Education

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo brought together more than 200 partners to form Say Yes Buffalo. Since then, the high school graduation rate in Buffalo has increased by 15%.

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Racial Equity

When we close the gaps in racial equity, our region can continue to grow by fulfilling its potential as a community of promise and opportunity for all.

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Environment

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo convened over 150 regional environmental organizations and created a shared agenda to promote environmental change and conservation in Western New York.

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Arts and Culture

The Greater Buffalo region is steeped in art, history, architecture and culture. Sustaining and strengthening these assets will stimulate a powerful economic engine that will impact the quality of life in all of Western New York.

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News and Events

WNY Philanthropic Community Announces Fund To Support Immediate Needs In Response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Buffalo, N.Y. Nearly twenty local philanthropic organizations have come together to announce the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund…

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Thiel Substance Use Disorder Group Takes First Step to Educate Wyoming County Residents on Substance Abuse Resources

February 28, 2020

Warsaw, N.Y. —The Thiel Substance Use Disorder Group, convened by the Wyoming Foundation, is announcing plans to address community concerns…

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Community Foundation Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Staff Promotions

February 3, 2020

Buffalo, N.Y. —The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is pleased to announce that Brendan Harrington has joined the organization as…

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