Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
01/06/20 4:00 PM
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Western New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for programs in the focus areas of community assets, youth sports, caregivers, and design of and access to outdoor activities. In most cases, grants support localized projects across the WNY region, for which a smaller grant can make all the difference. In some cases, funding may also provide an opportunity to test out ideas and programs on a smaller, pilot level.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds support grants in four key areas that honor the lifetime interests of Mr. Wilson:
Caregivers: Improve support for caregivers – whether paid or voluntary – through efforts that provide needed skills, resources, education and respite. Caregivers are those who look after dependent individuals such as children with special needs, disabled adults and even older adults. Projects supported through this fund should have a direct impact on caregivers.
Community Assets: Support significant cultural and historic assets and/or increase access to long-term arts instruction for youth. Requests must address one of the following objectives:
Design and Access: Support enhancement of community access to spaces and programs that support healthy living. Requests must address the following objective: Support for pre-planning, development and/or construction costs. This may include projects related to increasing the walkability and bikeability of local communities, and improving waterways, greenways and recreation corridors. It is a preference but not a requirement that these projects:
Youth Sports: Provide opportunities for all children to be active through sport. Requests must address one of the following objectives:
GrantWatch ID#: 184928
Grant requests should range between $10,000 and $25,000 for Caregivers, Community Assets and Youth Sports. Design and Access requests should range between $10,000 and $50,000.
In 2020 the following funds are available for grants:
- Caregivers: $150,000
- Community Assets: $150,000
- Design and Access: $250,000
- Youth Sports: $250,000
Awards from the 2020 cycle will be distributed after May 31, 2020 for projects that begin and end during the time period of June 1, 2020 – May 31,
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application Online Portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=greaterbuffalo
If you have questions about applying to Caregivers, please contact Alexandra Warner at AlexandraW@cfgb.org.
If you have questions about applying to Community Assets, and for Design and Access, please contact Ba Zan Lin at LinB@cfgb.org.
If you have questions about applying to Youth Sports, please contact Bridget Niland at BridgetN@cfgb.org.
For general information, please contact Ba Zan Lin at LinB@cfgb.org.
USA: New York: Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties