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Community Change

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

2022 William F. Thiel Trust Competitive Grant Process Opens

November 22, 2021

Buffalo, N.Y. - The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is seeking applications from qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services for the…

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Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative Honors 2021 Community Champions at Annual Pay It Forward Awards

November 19, 2021

Buffalo, N.Y. - The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) announced its 2021 Pay it Forward Award recipients who were…

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Community Foundation Announces Information Sessions and Deadline for 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds Application Process

November 2, 2021

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds…

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