2021 Annual Report

We are forging ahead by bringing new ideas and people together in creative ways to continue addressing community challenges in our region, all thanks to your generosity. 2021 proved yet again that Western New Yorkers—and those who support our region from afar—are truly good neighbors who inspire us on a daily basis. After all, resiliency is in our nature.

Each year, our Annual Report gives us the opportunity to showcase just some of the year’s many highlights. Fortified by more than 100 years of experience and productive relationships, we will continue to work on your behalf to take Western New York to new heights.

“We try to be good community members. That has always been a mandate in our family,” reflects Paige Dedrick Thompson. Click here to learn how the Dedrick family is cultivating a tradition of giving back.




Through her funds at the Community Foundation, the late Anne Bird continues to be a good steward of the community she loved so much. Click here to read about how her generosity is creating an evergreen legacy.




Click here to learn how the Youth Employment Coalition, an initiative of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, is building a canopy of opportunity for youth ages 16-24 to apply their talent and creativity to our economic growth.