USA: New York: Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties
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Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible counties for initiatives and projects that serve local residents. Funding is intended to support programs, operations, and capital requests in the areas of youth sports, caregivers, community assets, and design and access. The Community Assets fund is limited to Erie County. Caregivers, Design and Access, and Youth Sports are open to all eight counties of Western New York, which is defined as Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds support grants in four key areas:
Caregivers – Support caregivers – whether paid, voluntary, or family – of persons who are unable to fully care for themselves and with a preference for those who are part of an underserved community. Preference will be given to organizations or projects that provide support to caregivers of older adults. Requests must address the following objective:
CommunityAssets–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
Design and Access – Support enhancement of community access to spaces and programs that support healthy living. Requests must address the following objectives:
It is a preference but not a requirement that these projects:
Youth Sports – Support organizations or projects that provide opportunities for all children to be active through sport. Requests to build collaborations among organizations are encouraged. Requests for projects should include the following objectives from the State of Play WNY Report:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Projects must begin and end during the time period of June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024.
Multi-year requests will not be accepted.
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=greaterbuffalo
For questions, please contact:
- Caregivers: Jonathan Hoose at JonathanH@cfgb.org
- Community Assets, and Design and Access: Ba Zan Lin at LinB@cfgb.org
- Youth Sports: Daycia Clarke at DayciaC@cfgb.org
For general information, please contact Ba Zan Lin at LinB@cfgb.org.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street, Suite 525
Buffalo, Ny 14210