Community Foundation announces 2014 grants process

BUFFALO – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting Letters of Intent for 2014 grants through its website at www.cfgb.org. Letters of Intent are due Feb. 3. This will be the only granting cycle for 2014.

The Community Foundation will review the Letters of Intent and selected organizations will be invited to submit full applications in March 2014. Awardees will be notified in mid-June.

The Foundation awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations with programs that address the four focus areas as identified in the Foundation’s five-year strategic plan:

Improve Educational Achievement for Low Income Students

Increase Racial/Ethnic Equity

Enhance and Leverage Significant Natural Resources

Strengthen the Region as a Center for Architecture, Arts, and Culture

Applicants must be 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming. Nonprofits should review eligibility requirements and specific objectives under each of the four focus areas at www.cfgb.org prior to submitting a Letter of Intent. Questions on the process or eligibility requirements can be directed to the Foundation’s Community Impact Department at 852-2857.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo holds over 750 funds and is one of the region’s largest grantmakers. Since its inception in 1919, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has granted over $150 million to the Western New York community.