Grantee Profiles


Arts Council for Wyoming County

Mission is to bring arts to the people and people to the arts


Burchfield Penney Art Center

A museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York.


Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

We protect clean water. We restore the health of ecosystems. We connect people to the water. We inspire economic growth and community engagement.


Community Music School

Committed to providing musical public service programs to Western New York and quality music instruction for individuals of all ages and levels of ability regardless of aspirations or financial resources.


Cradle Beach

Cradle Beach provides hope, opportunities, and life changing experiences for children with special needs and children who are economically disadvantaged to help them reach their full potential.


El Museo

Dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work by underserved artists, and cultural programming that engages diverse communities through the arts and humanities.


Field and Fork

They connect communities to innovative solutions that foster a sustainable food system.



The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is dedicated to developing the cultural life in Genesee & Orleans Counties by facilitating the creation, presentation and experience of the arts, heritage and traditions.



Homespace supports at-risk young women to achieve independence two generations at a time.



Dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.


Peace of the City

To provide young people with the skills, tools and values needed to succeed educationally, break the cycle of poverty, and lead meaningful, productive lives and hopefully become community leaders and role models.


Plymouth Crossroads

To provide a safe and stable living environment to empower abused, runaway and homeless young men, ages 16-20.


Rural Outreach Center

To eradicate rural poverty in Western New York. We assist, empower, and elevate our Participants to self-sufficiency.


Road Less Traveled Productions

To develop the canon of contemporary voices through production of new and notable works by regional and national playwrights, creating unforgettable live theatre experiences that bring value to our lives.


Wyoming County YMCA

To build the spiritual, mental, and physical wellness of all people in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship.


Art for Rural America

They enrich the quality of life for all citizens living in rural communities through artistic, cultural, and sustainable educational programming.


Bristol Homes

Providing services in the Western New York community for decades, and offer the stability that will give you peace of mind.


Buffalo Prep

Mission is to provide access and preparation for talented underrepresented youth to achieve success in college preparatory high schools and higher education.


Cornell Cooperative of Allegany County

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.


Crisis Services

A 24-hour comprehensive crisis center and community resource whose first responders provide support to anyone in need. They save lives by restoring safety, promoting emotional strength and reducing the impact of trauma through intervention, education, prevention and community collaboration.


Family Help Center

To provide free support to families - and safety to children - when parenting gets tough, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Gerard Place

Provides housing and supportive services for homeless single parent families. We strengthen families by empowering parents to achieve greater self-sufficiency.


Health Community Alliance

The mission of the Healthy Community Alliance is to improve quality of life in rural communities through broad-based, inclusive partnerships that support wellness and prevention.



HOME's mission is to promote the value of diversity and to ensure the people of Western New York an equal opportunity to live in the housing and communities of their choice-- through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of housing opportunities.


Jericho Road

Jericho Road Community Health Center provides high-quality medical care for the whole family - especially people with limited access to care, like families living in poverty, refugees, and immigrants. We provide full-spectrum care to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.


Olmsted Center for Sight

To help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence.


Perry Central School District

Provides an education that prepares students to be valuable citizens by maximizing their full intellectual, creative, social and physical potential.


The Service Collaborative

The Service Collaborative of WNY creates opportunities for all individuals to serve their communities, challenging them to turn their ideals into action and their passion into positive change.


WNY Book Arts Center

To promote, encourage and develop Printing & Book related Arts through education and access for individual artists and underserved communities.


Young Audiences of WNY

To make the visual, performing, and literary arts a part of young people’s lives in order to enhance their development as creative and productive human beings.