Racial Equity

Goal: Achieve racial and ethnic equity

As you look around our region, we are feeling new energy, seeing new construction and hearing about new opportunities on a daily basis. To continue this momentum – even accelerate it – we must ensure that all members of our community have the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential.

The Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo recognizes this and has prioritized achieving racial equity as one of our four primary community goals. When we close racial gaps in workforce participation we will see a broader tax base, more income for families and households— making the region an estimated $12 billion wealthier and more competitive for investment and development.

Supporting Community Initiatives

Click on the following initiatives to learn how they support achieving racial equity in our region.

Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable

The Roundtable includes more than 210 partners working together in different capacities to advance racial equity and accelerate shared regional prosperity.

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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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Say Yes Buffalo

This 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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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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Get Ahead of Lead

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

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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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Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition

This initiative preserves and promotes the heritage of Buffalo’s oldest African American church.

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