Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Trails Maintenance Fund for Western New York

On March 8, 2022, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $10 million grant to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to establish an endowment called the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Trails Maintenance Fund for Western New York. This fund will provide preservation support to already developed trails and greenways that connect people and communities throughout Western New York. This includes, but will not be limited to, three major regional trails: Empire State Trails, Genesee Valley Greenway, and the Shoreline Trail (or Niagara River Greenway).

Over the next several months, the Community Foundation will work in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and other key stakeholders to develop the grantmaking guidelines that will lead to the launch of an annual competitive grant program in 2023.

To read the full announcement, click here.

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