Niagara Area Foundation Announces More Than $60,000 in Grants

Lockport, N.Y. – The Niagara Area Foundation announced awards totaling more than $60,000 to 10 Niagara area nonprofit organizations for its 2022 grant cycle. The grants will support programs that will have a positive impact on Niagara County in the areas of youth enrichment and the environment.

2022 Niagara Area Foundation Competitive grant recipients include:

  • Be-A-Friend Program, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier– High School Bigs Mentoring Program
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns of WNY– BGCNT- North Tonawanda After School Youth Enrichment Program
  • Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper– Niagara Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP)
  • FeedMore WNY, Inc. – Niagara County Backpack Program
  • Imagine Community Gardens, Inc.– Garden support and enhancement
  • Independent Health Foundation– Fitness for Kids Challenge
  • Newfane Public Library– Library Environmental Class Series
  • Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club– Building Youth Safety & Resilience
  • The Salvation Army – Support for Youth Enrichment
  • Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County, Inc – Thumbs Up

A division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Niagara Area Foundation is committed to strengthening the Niagara region by addressing critical needs to improve lives. For more information, 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 $8 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