Community Foundation Announces 2023 Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund Competitive Grants Awards

Buffalo, N.Y. — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund, announced awards totaling nearly $85,974 to seven Western New York nonprofit organizations located in or serving the town of Clarence through the 2023 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 2023 Competitive Grants recipients are:

  • Brothers of Mercy – $24,474 for Nursing Home Medical Equipment
  • Center for Elder Law and Justice, Inc. – $12,000 for Mobile Legal Unit Clarence Expansion
  • Clarence Public Library – $2,000 for Family Literacy and Supporting English as a New Language Initiatives
  • FeedMore WNY, Inc. – $15,000 for Clarence Home Delivered Meals
  • Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY – $10,000 for Clarence Schools Support
  • Hearts and Hands–Faith in Action – $12,500 for Clarence Transportation
  • Western New York Land Conservancy – $10,000 for Roxberry Preserve Restoration Project

Information about the 2024 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