The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County – Empire State Development, a fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is accepting applications from nonprofits serving Niagara County.
The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County – Empire State Development awards grants to organizations that are located in and/or serve Niagara County residents. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and are available for submission at https://www.cfgb.org/nonprofits/grants/verizonmedia-community-benefit-fund-niagara/.
This grant cycle will prioritize applications that advance one or more of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council’s three core enablers as outlined in the REDC’s strategic plan, “A Strategy for Prosperity”:
√ Implement smart growth
√ Foster a culture of entrepreneurship
√ Prepare our workforce
Projects must be located in or provide services to Niagara County. Preference will be given to projects outside the Greater Lockport area, because the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport focused on these locations. Grant awards are determined by Empire State Development’s Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County Grant Review Committee and will be announced in mid-November.
For questions regarding the Community Foundation’s online grant applications system, contact Colin Perry at [email protected] or call at 716-852-2857. For all other questions related to the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County-Empire State Development Grant Process, please contact John Risio at [email protected].
For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, 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. Learn more at cfgb.org.