Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund

Daniel C. Fisher, MD, and Beatrice M. Fisher were longtime residents of Clarence Center, NY.  The two were married the summer of 1925 and had one son, George Byron, the following year.

The Fishers both had a history of contributing time and resources to the social, professional, and civic non-profits of Western New York with a particular focus on their town of residence.  By establishing this fund in their names at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, they ensured they’ll continue their life-long commitment to the betterment of the Town of Clarence in perpetuity.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically online through the Community Foundation’s Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager.  Only applications submitted through Foundant will be accepted.

Grant Opportunity

Applicants seeking a Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund competitive grant at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo should refer to the Schedule and General Information.

Timeline

  • Applications will be accepted online – August 22, 2022
  • Application deadline – September 23, 2022 at 4 PM
  • Funding decisions will be announced – Mid-November 2022

Eligibility

Dr. and Mrs. Fisher’s wills state that annual funding from this fund support public educational, charitable, recreational, conservation, cultural, or benevolent uses and purposes as may benefit persons living in the Town of Clarence of the County of Erie.   

Eligibility 

  • Organizations located in or providing services to the Town of Clarence, New York.
  • Organizations with Section 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • This is a competitive process.  Requests that cannot show maximum impact to the residents of the Town of Clarence, in view of the competition, will not be considered.

While the Foundation is open to all funding requests, based on the donors’ instructions and a Town of Clarence needs assessment commissioned by the Community Foundation, preference will be given to requests that: 

    • Address the needs of the senior citizen population
    • Improve the academic outcomes for special needs students
    • Address matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all residents resulting in positive change
    • Improve the natural environment, including matters of conservation and recreation

Contact

For any questions related to this application, grant seekers are encouraged to call Darren Penoyer, Director, Community Impact at (716) 852-2857 ext. 206.

Additional Information