Niagara Area Foundation Accepting Grant Applications Through Oct. 14 

Niagara County, N.Y. – The Niagara Area Foundation (NAF), a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2022 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2022 and can be submitted online at

By utilizing best practice methods, and in conjunction with an independent consultant, the NAF Council undertook a strategic planning process during the past year and as a result has refined the types of grants it will be inviting this year. In 2022, NAF will consider any submitted applications that have maximum positive impact on Niagara County and that align with one of the Council’s two goals:


  • Youth Enrichment: To build stronger communities through the enrichment of youth, positive youth development, and equity and inclusion.
  • Environment: To support and enhance education and awareness about the importance and creation of a healthy, vibrant, and safe ecosystem for Niagara County residents.


Preference will be given to projects that are located within or serve urban and rural low-income communities in Niagara County.

Approximately $60,000 is available for the 2022 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. For more information about the Niagara Area Foundation, please visit




About the Niagara Area Foundation 

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 $10 million in assets. Learn more 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