Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Announces Awards Totaling $324,900 to Wyoming County Nonprofits through William F. Thiel Trust

Buffalo, N.Y. – The William F. Thiel Trust, a fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, recently awarded grants totaling $324,900 to five Wyoming County nonprofit organizations supporting health needs for the 2023 grant cycle.

The nonprofit organizations receiving grants from the William F. Thiel Trust are as follows:

  •      Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care Project: $40,000 to increase health care access for migrant and seasonal farmworkers
  •     Insightful Strides: $10,000 for youth mental health enrichment
  •      Spectrum Health and Human Services: $31,573 for a case manager for mental health services
  •      Wyoming Community Hospital Foundation: $197,380 for EKG stress test management system
  •      Wyoming County Community Action: $45,947 for Angel Action Community Care

The William F. Thiel Trust grant process prioritizes applications for needs strategically identified in the Wyoming County Health Needs Assessment. Since the Community Foundation commissioned the first Assessment in 2006, the William F. Thiel Trust has distributed over $4 million in grants to healthcare organizations that serve Wyoming County residents. The Community Foundation updated the Assessment in 2012 and 2017, and the most recent outcomes indicate that one in three Wyoming County residents have benefited from the generosity of the William F. Thiel through his Trust. The Assessment will be updated again in 2023.

William F. Thiel was a longtime philanthropist in the Wyoming County area. In 1974, Mr. Thiel left a significant legacy to the residents of Wyoming County through the creation of the William F. Thiel Trust at the Community Foundation. Today, Mr. Thiel’s generosity continues to support the health needs of Wyoming County residents.

The William F. Thiel grants process opens annually in mid-November. For more information on the William F. Thiel granting process, visit




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