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
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
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.”
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.
applicants must meet the following criteria:
project must be a collaborative effort that includes two or more environmental
must address goals identified within the Western New York Environmental
Shared Agenda for Action:
and restore natural assets through collaborative projects.
public and policymakers to improve the environment.
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
apply, send the information described below to Cara Matteliano at email@example.com.
of the funding opportunity or RFP & Timeline
overview of the project under development
involved in the collaboration, and entity serving as fiscal agent
grant writer’s successful experience in securing grants of this kind
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.