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Community Reinvestment Fund

Grants to Western New York Nonprofits for
Community Benefit and Economic Development

GrantWatch ID#: 174048
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Lake Shore Savings


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Grants of up to $2,500 to New York nonprofits for community benefit and economic development initiatives in Chautauqua and Erie Counties. Preference will be given to projects that aim to impact the most amount of people and that use new approaches to address community issues. Other priorities include:

- Community development and investment projects serving the needs of the low to moderate income population or geographies.
- Projects which promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement.
- Community economic development
- Financial education

Except in unusual circumstances, the largest contribution made will be $2,500, with most of the contributions in smaller amounts.

Contributions will be made for one year at a time with no commitment for ongoing projects.

The applying organization must have 501C3 status.

Applications will normally not be considered for:

1. Individuals
2. Capital campaigns to establish or add to endowment funds.
3. General operating budgets of existing organizations.
4. Publications of books or programs, conferences will be considered on a case-by case basis.
5. Annual fundraising campaigns.
6. Political campaigns
7. Supplant tax funds for projects or activities that would ordinarily receive public support.
8. Government funded agencies and school systems.
9. Scholarships
10. Organizations and projects outside the bank’s service area of Chautauqua and Erie Counties, WNY

Applicants will be notified by January 1, 2017, and payments will be made on January 15, 2017.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The application and a copy of the latest financial statement of the organization (if available) should be submitted to:

Community Reinvestment Fund
Lake Shore Savings Bank
Attn: CRA Officer
31 E. Fourth St.
Dunkirk, N. Y. 14048

Applications may also be dropped off at any Lake Shore Savings branch location.

Email contact form:

Chautauqua and Erie Counties

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USA: New York

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