Peter C. Cornell Trust

The Peter C. Cornell Trust was established in 1949 by the Will of Dr. Peter C. Cornell, of Buffalo, NY. Its founding Trustees were Katharine Cornell, his daughter, and his nephews, John Cornell and S. Douglas Cornell. The Cornell Trust continues to be led by two members of the Cornell Family, Susan Cornell Wilkes and Stephen Cornell, and two local community leaders, Christopher Greene and John Mitchell.

The Peter C. Cornell Trust is currently engaged in strategic planning and as a result, no grant applications or letters of intent will be invited or considered for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.

Grant Opportunity

The Cornell Trust has mainly focused on supporting economic development and education, broadly interpreted to include both formal and non-formal education and training for people of all ages to meet social, cultural, educational, health and economic needs in their community. The Cornell Trust primarily funds organizations and programs with impact in Buffalo, Western New York and the Niagara Region.
Since its inception, the Cornell Trust has awarded almost $11 million.

Timeline

The Peter C. Cornell Trust is currently engaged in strategic planning and as a result, no grant applications or letters of intent will be invited or considered for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.

Eligibility

The Peter C. Cornell Trust is currently engaged in strategic planning and as a result, no grant applications or letters of intent will be invited or considered for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.

Contact

Please contact PeterCCornellTrust@cfgb.org for further information about the Peter C. Cornell Trust.
Grant seekers are encouraged to call Darren Penoyer, Senior Program Officer for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo at (716) 852-2857 ext. 206 or to email Darren at darrenp@cfgb.org with specific questions about submitting an invited grant application or invited Letter of Inquiry.