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Community Foundation accepting applications for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds


Wed, Oct 18th 2017 01:45 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2018 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process. Grants will support the following areas of interest:
  • Caregivers
  • Community assets
  • Design and access
  • Youth sports
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the eight counties of Western New York, including: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. For caregivers, government agencies also may apply. For community assets, only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that reside in Erie County may apply.
Applications are due Jan. 8, 2018.
For more information about deadlines and eligibility, visit http://cfgb.org/for-nonprofits/for-grant-seekers/wilsonfunds/.
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 foundation's mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to its care.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds were established at the Community Foundation to provide support to four areas that were important to Wilson: caregivers, community assets, design and access, and youth sports. Endowment funds, like these created to honor Wilson, are designed to grow over time and provide funding for charitable causes according to a client's wishes.

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