Buffalo, N.Y. – The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI), an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo that focuses on cultivating positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color, announced a one-time grant opportunity in 2023 to support the Buffalo community most directly impacted by the horrific racially-motivated mass shooting that occurred on May 14, 2022. This grant process is made possible thanks to the generosity of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on May 1, 2023, and can be submitted online at https://www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/community-of-giving-legacy-initiative/.
Interested nonprofit organizations should detail a proposed project in the application that will have a positive impact on trailblazing youth of color within the zip codes of the impacted community noted below. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Serve zip codes 14208 or 14209 within the City of Buffalo
- Serve youth ages 10 to 17
- Be an organization with a current 501(c)(3) status; preference will be given to Black-led 501(c)(3) organizations.
The maximum grant available through the CGLI grant process is $10,000. A total amount of $30,000 is available to support this one-time competitive grant opportunity.
Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023, and must be submitted online at https://www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/community-of-giving-legacy-initiative/
About the CGLI
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative® (CGLI), a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, exists to cultivate positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living within Western New York. The CGLI works towards this mission through endowment building, engaging strategic partners, and intentional community connections. For additional information about the CGLI, please visit thecgli.org.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at cfgb.org.