Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Accepting Applications for 2019 Competitive Grant Process

Buffalo, NY – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2019 competitive grant process through Feb. 4, 2019. Interested organizations should read the detailed guidelines/additional information that can be found here before submitting a Letter of Intent:

Additionally, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming).

In 2018, the Community Foundation awarded more than $500,000 to 23 Western New York nonprofit organizations through the competitive grants process. The Foundation is home to more than 900 named funds, totaling over $485 million in assets and is one of the region’s largest grantmakers.


Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage 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. For 100 years 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