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The Niagara Area Foundation now accepting grant applications


Wed, Oct 5th 2016 04:35 pm

Applications due Oct. 17

The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2016 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and can be submitted online at www.TheNiagaraAreaFoundation.org.

Niagara Area Foundation awards are provided to support Niagara County programs that will make a positive impact in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Civic needs
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human services

Preference will be given to applications that have the greatest impact on youth development and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations.

Approximately $58,000 is available for the 2016 grant cycle, with a maximum grant award of $10,000. The Niagara Area Foundation awards are made possible thanks to the generosity of individuals and groups who established funds with the foundation for the benefit of Niagara County residents.

Recent grantees of the Niagara Area Foundation's competitive process include the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns of WNY, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, WNY Women's Foundation and Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County. For more information about the Niagara Area Foundation, visit www.TheNiagaraAreaFoundation.org

Founded in 2000 as a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Niagara Area Foundation's goal is to provide support for nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic initiatives for Niagara County residents. Currently, the Niagara Area Foundation has more than $6 million in assets. (www.TheNiagaraAreaFoundation.org)

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 more than 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. (www.cfgb.org)

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