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Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

Buffalo, NY – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.

Grants will support the following areas of interest:

  • Caregivers
  • Community Assets
  • Design and Access
  • Youth Sports

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the eight counties of Western New York, including: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Niagara; Orleans; and Wyoming Counties. For Caregivers and Design and Access grants, government agencies also may apply. For Community Assets grants, only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that reside in Erie County may apply.

Applications are due January 7, 2019.

For more information about deadlines and eligibility, and to apply, please visit www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/ralph-wilson-legacy/

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About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501 (C)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to its care.

About the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds were established at the Community Foundation to provide support to four areas that were important to Mr. Wilson: caregivers, community assets, design and access, and youth sports. Endowment funds, like these created to honor Mr. Wilson, are designed to grow over time and provide funding for charitable causes according to a client’s wishes.