Niagara Area Foundation Grants
The Niagara Area Foundation (NAF) was established in 2000 by a group of Niagara County individuals in the private and nonprofit sectors who felt a major charity-oriented philanthropic void existed in Niagara County
Members of the NAF Council represent the whole of Niagara County and are committed to county-wide philanthropic efforts
How to Apply
Applications are submitted electronically online through the Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager. No paper, emailed, or pdf applications are accepted.
Detailed Guidelines/Additional Information
Please click here to download the detailed NAF competitive process general information and guidelines.
The NAF is committed to supporting programs that will have maximum positive impact on Niagara County in the following categories
- Human services
- Civic needs
- Community development
Preference is given to grant applications that have the greatest positive impact on positive youth development and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations.
Total amount available for disbursement in 2019 is approximately $51,000
The maximum grant available is $10,000. If an organization wishes to submit a request for more than the maximum amount, they must contact the Foundation in advance to discuss their application.
- Due to the COVID-19 crisis impacting our community, the 2020 grants process has been suspended. Please check back for updates on our 2021 grant cycle in late 2020.
- Grants are awarded only to organizations that have current Section 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service
- Applicants must be located or delivering services in Niagara County
At any given time, organizations can only have one open competitive grant with the NAF
For more information about the NAF competitive grants process, please contact Darren Penoyer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 716-852-2857, x206.
Last Cycle Grant Recipients
Please click here to download a list of past NAF grantees