Niagara County, N.Y. – The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County – Empire State Development, a fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting applications from nonprofits serving Niagara County.
The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County – Empire State Development awards grants to organizations that are located in and/or serve Niagara County residents. Applications are due October 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. and are available for submission at https://www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/verizonmedia-community-benefit-fund-niagara/
This grant cycle will prioritize applications that advance one or more of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC) three core enablers as outlined in the REDC’s strategic plan, A Strategy for Prosperity:
- Implement Smart Growth
- Foster a Culture of Entrepreneurship
- Prepare our Workforce
Projects must be located in or provide services to Niagara County. Preference will be given to projects outside the Greater Lockport area because the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport focused on these locations. Grant awards are determined by Empire State Development’s Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County Grant Review Committee and will be announced in Mid-November 2021.
For questions regarding the Community Foundation’s online grant applications system, please contact Colin Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (716) 852-2857.
For all other questions related to the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County-Empire State Development Grant Process, please contact John Risio at John.Risio@esd.ny.gov.
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 cfgb.org.