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Yahoo Community Benefit Fund announces 2016 grant process

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Tue, Mar 15th 2016 03:20 pm

Applications due April 29

The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2016 grant cycle. Applications are due at 4 p.m. April 29, and are available for submission at cfgb.org/yahoo

The fund will award grants annually to organizations that are located in and/or serve Niagara County residents. Preference will be given to organizations or projects that are located in and/or benefit the Greater Lockport area. This year's grant cycle will prioritize applications that support the fund's five interest areas, including:

  • Family and community building
  • Youth education
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Animal welfare

Approximately $230,000 is available for the 2016 grant cycle. Grant awards are determined by the fund's resident advisory council, with decisions to be announced late July.

Organizations that are interested in learning more about this grant application process are encouraged to attend a grant briefing session from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday, March 29, at the Lockport Ice Arena, 34 Chestnut St.

The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund was established in 2015 as part of Yahoo! Inc.'s agreement with Empire State Development  to open a customer care and data center in the Town of Lockport. For more information, visit cfgb.org/yahoo

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c) (3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation's mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For over 95 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation's care. Visit www.cfgb.org to learn more.

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