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Community Assistance Small Grants

Grants to New York Nonprofits to Improve Economic
Opportunities for Underserved Single Mother Households

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Junior League of Buffalo

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations for programs that provide assistance to impoverished single mothers and their families residing in Western New York. Funding is intended to improve the economic situation of a substantial number of at-risk families led by a female head of household.

The Junior League of Buffalo (JLB) Community Assistance Small Grants Program seeks applications from non-profit organizations who are directly engaged in and supporting Western New York. Successful proposals will clearly outline how a demonstrated need in the community will be addressed, how it has the potential to impact a significant number of community members and will contribute in a substantial way to the quality of life in Western New York. For the 2018 grants cycle, the Community Assistance Small Grants Committee may provide greater consideration to applications that directly engage and support the JLB's Community Impact focus area of Families-At-Risk: Female heads of households living in poverty.

Female heads of households, living in poverty, face tremendous hurdles and are the face of poverty in Western New York. Two-thirds of families living in poverty in Western New York are headed by a single female. Many of these women and their families face health, education and self-esteem obstacles. By working to improve their economic situation, the Foundation strives to create opportunities for tremendous growth and to help reduce the possibility of generational poverty.

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GrantWatch ID#: 184485

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Number of Grants:

Funding may be split among successful applicants. One or more awardees will be notified.

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $7,000 is anticipated to be available in funding, which may be split among successful applicants at the Junior League of Buffalo’s discretion.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awards are granted to nonprofit organizations with an IRS Determination Certificate for 501(c)(3) Status that are directly engaged in improving the quality of life for the vulnerable in Western New York.

Food and salaries are not appropriate budget expenditures under this grant program.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission via email is November 16, 2018. Completed applications must be emailed to the Junior League of Buffalo Community Impact Grants. Awardees will be notified by approximately the end of January 2019.

Past recipients can be considered for awards once in a two year period.

Questions regarding the application or the proposal process may be addressed to the 2018 Community Assistance Grants Chair.

For more information about the Community Assistance Small Grants:

Contact Information:

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

For questions, and to submit the completed application, email:

Rosanne Braxton, President
Junior League of Buffalo
45 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14201​

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Western New York