Community Foundation Opens Grant Process for Niagara Area Foundation

Niagara County, NY – The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2019 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2019, and can be submitted online at

Niagara Area Foundation grant awards are provided to support Niagara County programs that will make a positive impact in the following areas:

  • Health
  • Human services
  • Arts
  • Civic needs
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Environment

Preference will be given to applications that have the greatest impact on positive youth development and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations.

Approximately $51,000 is available for the 2019 grant cycle, with a maximum grant award of $10,000. The Niagara Area Foundation awards are made possible thanks to the generosity of individuals and groups who established funds with the Niagara Area Foundation for the benefit of Niagara County residents. Recent grantees of the Niagara Area Foundation’s competitive process include the Dale Association, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Playworks Education Energized, and Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County. For more information about the Niagara Area Foundation, please visit


Founded in 2000 as a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Niagara Area Foundation’s goal is to provide support for nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic initiatives for Niagara County residents. Currently, the Niagara Area Foundation has more than $8 million in assets. Learn more at

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