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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 its 2012 launch, the high school graduation rate in Buffalo has increased by 27 percentage points.

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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

Project Play Western New York Announces Awardees for the 2024 Summer Free Play Series Grant Process

June 18, 2024

Buffalo, N.Y. – Project Play Western New York (WNY), which works toward creating a community in which all children have…

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Community Foundation Announces 2024 Bauman Fund for the Arts Grant Awards

June 5, 2024

Buffalo, N.Y. — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the…

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Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Announces 2024 Grant Awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

May 21, 2024

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced that 61 Western New York organizations received nearly $1 million in grant…

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