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Promoting art, music, theater, education, & literacy

Supporting social services, recreation, & community programs

Initiatives to help grow the economy and protect the environment in WNY

The Western New York Foundation, incorporated in 1951, makes grants in the seven counties of Western New York State: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua.

Under its Certificate of Incorporation, the Foundation has broad powers to assist all charitable agencies of Western New York other than churches or affiliated religious agencies. The corporate stated purposes are "to conduct and promote educational, charitable, philanthropic, eleemosynary and beneficent works only…"

The Western New York Foundation supports sustainable organizations that improve the quality of life in Western New York. The Foundation makes investments that build on nonprofits’ proven strengths in order to improve their effectiveness and their ability to fulfill their missions.

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The Foundation takes a lively interest in new proposals from existing agencies that wish to initiate new programs.

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