Education

education. community goals at the community foundation for greater buffalo.Goal: To improve educational achievement and workforce readiness for residents living in low-income households

We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn and to flourish in high quality schools that help to discover and nurture their potential. Education is necessary for creating a path to a brighter future for thousands of young students who will contribute to making our region stronger for everyone.

Successful strategies that create and support economic self-sufficiency include improving educational attainment and increasing the assets of low-income families. The Community Foundation has taken a leadership role in creating a number of initiatives that focus on providing learning supports from birth through post-secondary education and beyond. Additionally, we are the largest provider of college scholarships in Western New York, awarding more than $2.9 million in 2017 to Western New York students.


Supporting Community Initiatives

Click on the following Community Foundation initiatives to learn how they support education in the Western New York community.

Say Yes Buffalo

ThisĀ is an initiative with more than 200 partners created to strengthen our local economy by investing in the education of our City's future workforce.

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Scholarships

The Community Foundation is one of WNY's largest scholarship providers, awarding scholarships more than $2M each year.

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Lift Off

A collaborative effort to ensure that by the time WNY children reach Kindergarten, they are prepared physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively to reach their full potential.

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Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed Buffalo (RTSB) is an education-based initiative that encourages partners to support children in learning to read.

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Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) brings together more than a dozen local partners to address critical changes and make homes safe and more energy-efficient in Buffalo.

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Wipe Out Lead

This collaborative initiative aims to end lead poisoning, which can permanently reduce a child's ability to learn.

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Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative

Communities of Giving Legacy Initiatives (CGLI) inspires philanthropy for and within communities of color, and drives positive change in our youth.

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