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Lyft expands 'Wheels for All Grants' program to continue supporting local nonprofits in Buffalo with free or discounted rides

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Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm

Lyft, whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, recently announced the expansion of its “Wheels for All Grants” program to support the work of Buffalo-area nonprofit organizations focused on building connected, stronger, more equitable communities. Starting in September, over 40 cities will award Lyft ride grants to nonprofits on a quarterly basis to help bridge transportation gaps for individuals and families in Buffalo.

“Wheels for All Grants” was developed in 2018 to help Lyft identify and connect with some of the Buffalo area’s hardest-working organizations.

Nonprofits will be awarded “Wheels for All Grants” on a quarterly basis, with recipients determined by a local committee made up of Lyft employees and representatives from the driver advisory council. Any 501(c)(3) organization that operates in the Buffalo metro area is eligible to apply for a grant. Interested applicants can learn more about the opportunity and apply by visiting “Wheels for All Grants” website here.

“We’re proud to be able to offer this opportunity to nonprofit organizations who are already making a positive impact on communities in the Buffalo area,” said Matt Rodrigues, Lyft’s greater New York state market manager. “There’s a lot of great work being done, and Lyft is grateful to provide an opportunity for organizations who want to take their meaningful efforts even further.”

Lyft’s “Wheels for All Grants” is one part of “Lyft City Works,” a commitment to deploy 1% of profits, or $50 million every year (whichever is greater), to help make cities more livable for everyone.

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