July 30, 2014

Potential Grant Funder

The Western New York Foundation


“Grants have been given to a wide range of educational, cultural, social service and other compelling community institutions and initiatives as demonstrated in our Annual Reports.

In addition, the WNY Foundation has, over the years and when circumstance appeared to dictate, attempted to be pro-active and convene fellow foundations in support of compelling community challenges and solutions. As a mid-size foundation, the WNY Foundation generally makes grants in the $5,000 to $30,000 range and where they feel they can make a difference.

The WNY Foundation has an office at 11 Summer Street, Buffalo, New York 14209 and its board meets two times a year to consider grant applicants which meet their guidelines and are located within the seven counties of Western New York.”



Q: Your application states that you consider grants in the seven counties of Western New York. What are the seven counties?
A: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Wyoming”
“Q: When are the applications due?
A: Deadline dates are November 30th and June 30th.

Meeting Dates for the fiscal year where grants are considered:

  • October: submittals must be mailed by June 30
  • March: submittals must be mailed by November 30
  • Our fiscal year runs from April 1 through March 31″