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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

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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Community Foundation Opens Competitive Grants Process for Oliver G. and Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts

March 18, 2019

Buffalo, NY – The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is accepting grant applications for its 2019 granting…

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Cindy Odom Joins the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo as Chief Community Impact Officer

March 4, 2019

Buffalo, NY — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is pleased to announce that Cindy Odom has joined the organization…

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