Community Foundation Is Accepting Applications from Organizations Serving the Town of Clarence for the Fisher Fund Competitive Grants Process

Buffalo, N.Y. — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced that the Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund grants process to support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in or serving those in Clarence, N.Y. is open. Applications are due on September 22, 2023, at 4 p.m., and are available through this link:

Dr. Daniel C. Fisher and Beatrice M. Fisher were longtime residents of Clarence Center who married in the summer of 1925, the same year Dr. Fisher opened his medical practice in Clarence Center. Dr. and Mrs. Fisher both contributed time and resources to the social, professional and civic nonprofits of Western New York with a particular focus on the Town of Clarence, and chose to carry on their legacy of giving, after their lifetimes, through the Community Foundation.

Through their Will, the Fishers created the Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund at the Community Foundation.  As a result, funding is distributed annually through a competitive grants cycle, open to nonprofit organizations located in or serving people in the Town of Clarence and will support public educational, charitable, recreational, conservation, cultural, or benevolent uses and purposes as may benefit persons living in the Town of Clarence.

While the Foundation is open to all funding requests, based on the donors’ instructions and a Town of Clarence needs assessment commissioned by the Community Foundation, preference will be 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
  •      Improve the natural environment, including matters of conservation and recreation

The timeline of the grant process is as follows:

  •      Applications will be accepted online beginning August 21, 2023
  •      Application deadline is September 22, 2023, at 4 p.m.
  •      Funding decisions will be announced by mid-November 2023

Fisher Fund competitive grant requests must be submitted electronically through the application website at




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