Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is accepting grant applications for its 2023 granting cycle. The Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and awards annual grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming) that specialize in the classical arts sector. Applications are due Friday, April 14, 2023, and are available at

The Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter as a unique way to memorialize her father, Oliver Bauman. Mrs. Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including classical languages, ballet and opera. She translated that love into a legacy gift, which Mrs. Baxter hoped would help “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part of our culture.”

In accordance to Mrs. Baxter’s wishes, priority will be given to applications that focus solely on the performance of “traditional, classical ballet and opera on the living stage, and preferably of the English, European, or Russian schools.”


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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