Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for employment training programs designed for underserved communities. Funding is intended to help organizations implement workforce training that will lead to job placement and retention. Applicants must be located in or provide services to Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and/or Allegany counties. Eligible projects will promote workforce development in at least one of the region’s target industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, health and life sciences, tourism, energy and agriculture. Projects preparing workers for tech occupations will also be considered.
WDC will also support target sectors ripe for growth in jobs and career ladder opportunities for entry-level and mid-skill workers, while funding best practice models that maximize collaboration between business and workforce trainers.
The Workforce Development Challenge-Empire State Development will consider proposals that:
For information about project eligibility, see: https://www.cfgb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WDC-Guidelines-FINAL-Revised-2019.12.16.pdf#page=4
Given the complexity of this issue, preference will be given to those projects that employ multiple workforce development strategies and may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
For additional information about eligible activities, see: https://www.cfgb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WDC-Guidelines-FINAL-Revised-2019.12.16.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 187684
Applicants must request a minimum of $250,000.
Grants will be provided for up to two years. Extensions on awards will be considered, especially for capital projects, on a case-by-case basis provided substantial progress has been made on the project in the first 24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=greaterbuffalo
For questions regarding the Community Foundation’s online applications system, please contact Alexandra Warner at AlexandraW@cfgb.org call (716) 852-2857 ext. 213.
For all other questions related to the Workforce Development Challenge, please contact John Risio at email@example.com.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Larkin At Exchange
727 Exchange Street, Suite 525
Buffalo, NY 14210
P: (716) 852-2857
F: (716) 852-2861
USA: New York: Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and/or Allegany Counties
Grants to USA state agencies to encourage and support volunteerism. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and recruit volunteers. Priority will be given to prog
Grants of $10,000 and in-kind services to USA nonprofit organizations and public agencies for programs that address the needs of people with memory loss and dementia. Funding is intended to enable new programming, as well as to provide support for caregivers and familie
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants of $15,000 to eligible USA state agencies to develop new services for supporting caregivers who have taken on the role of surrogate parents to young relatives. Funding is intended to be used over a two-year period to develop the program activities. Priority will
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length films in eligible genres. Funding is intended to support nonfiction films at any production phase from development through post-production. Films should demonstrate effective storytelling
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g
Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu
Grants to USA colleges, universities, and nonprofit media arts organizations for film fellowships and scholarships. Funding is intended to support film projects by students and fellows in the early stages of their careers. Films can be comprised of, but are not limited,