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Community Foundation Grants Available

Environmental
organizations working together on specific projects in Western New York are now
eligible for a new pool of funding from the Community Foundation for Greater
Buffalo
(CFGB). 

The new fund
will award grants to environmental collaboratives to pay for the hiring of
expert grantwriters who can help them attract funding from sources outside the
WNY region. 

“Promising
opportunities for funding from outside our region arise with increasing
frequency, but organizations just don’t have the time, personnel, or
grantwriting expertise to take advantage of them,” said the Foundation’s
President/CEO Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker.  This fund will help
organizations form strategic partnerships and attract additional resources for
their work, while simultaneously accomplishing common goals.”

In August,
the Foundation launched the regional Shared Agenda for Action,
setting priorities among 150
environmental organizations across WNY.  Finding ways to more effectively
work together and to increase area resources are major themes throughout the Agenda

Eligible
applicants must meet the following criteria:

-The
project must be a collaborative effort that includes two or more environmental
organization.

-Project
must address goals identified within the Western New York Environmental
Alliance’s 

Shared Agenda for Action:

-Preserve
and restore natural assets through collaborative projects.

-Mobilize
public and policymakers to improve the environment.

-Strengthen
environmental organizations.

Funding
opportunity must target significant funding from outside the WNY region, and the
grant writer who will be paid to write the grant must have a proven, relevant
track record.

To
apply, send the information described below to Cara Matteliano at
caram@cfgb.org.

-Description
of the funding opportunity or RFP & Timeline

-Brief
overview of the project under development

-Organizations
involved in the collaboration, and entity serving as fiscal agent

-Evidence of
grant writer’s successful experience in securing grants of this kind

The
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and
encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. 
Enhancing and leveraging WNY’s significant natural resources is a key focus
area for the Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people,
ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.  

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