Buffalo, N.Y. — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts announced awards totaling nearly $60,000 to six Western New York nonprofit organizations for the 2023 granting cycle. The Bauman Fund for the Arts administers grants annually to Western New York organizations that specialize in the areas of traditional, classical ballet and opera.
The 2023 Bauman Fund for the Arts grant recipients include:
- Buffalo Artists of WNY, Inc. (Neglia Ballet) – $12,065
- Buffalo Opera Unlimited – $10,060
- Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet – $10,060
- Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council – $11,700
- Greater Niagara Ballet Company – $8,300
- Nickel City Opera – $6,500
The Oliver G. and Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter as a unique way to memorialize her father by including his name in her own endowment. Mrs. Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including classical languages, ballet and opera. At the end of her life, she translated that love into this bequest which Mrs. Baxter said should help “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part of our culture.”
Since the Bauman Fund for the Arts was established more than 20 years ago, it has awarded more than $980,000 to Western New York nonprofit organizations for the benefit of the region’s arts and cultural communities and has ensured that the classical traditions of ballet and opera are a consistent part of our region’s cultural heritage. For more information on the Bauman Fund for the Arts grant process, please visit: www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/bauman-fund-for-the-arts/.
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.