Community Foundation Announces 2022 Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund Competitive Grants Recipients

Buffalo, N.Y. — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund, announced awards totaling nearly $160,000 to 12 Western New York nonprofit organizations located in or serving the town of Clarence through its inaugural 2022 competitive grants process. According to the clients’ wishes, grants have been awarded to area nonprofits that support public educational, charitable, recreational, conservation, cultural, or benevolent uses and purposes as may benefit persons living in the Town of Clarence.

A preference was given to requests that address the needs of the senior citizen population; Improve the academic outcomes for special needs students; address matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all residents resulting in positive change; and/or improve the natural environment, including matters of conservation and recreation.

The Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund 2022 competitive grants recipients are:

  • Brothers of Mercy
  • Buffalo Opera Unlimited
  • Christian Counseling Ministries of Western New York, Inc.
  • Clarence Educational and Farm Market Association, Inc.
  • Clarence Public Library
  • FeedMore WNY, Inc.
  • Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York
  • Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.
  • Hearts and Hands–Faith in Action, Inc.
  • Mental Health Advocates of WNY
  • People Inc.
  • Arts for Learning (Formerly Young Audiences WNY)

Information about the 2023 Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund competitive grants process will be posted at




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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