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We are making a difference all over Western New York and maximizing impact in education, racial equity, the environment and arts and culture.

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The Good We Are All Doing

  • Education
  • Racial Equity
  • Environment
  • Arts and Culture

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

Community Foundation Opens Competitive Grants Process for Wyoming Foundation

April 5, 2019

Warsaw, N.Y. — The Wyoming Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is accepting grant applications from…

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Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund Grant Processes Now Open

April 1, 2019

Lockport, NY–The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport and the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County –…

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Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Awards $270,000 through William F. Thiel Trust

March 22, 2019

Buffalo, NY – The William F. Thiel Trust, a fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, recently awarded grants…

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