Community grants.

One of Buffalo Rotary’s most important community roles is to provide grants for Western New York organizations. Members contribute each year and the club holds fundraising events to provide funds for our 501c(3) organization, the Buffalo Rotary Foundation, Inc., that provides the grants.

Since 1989 Buffalo Rotary has awarded grants totalling more than $1.9 million.

Click here for a PDF of our grant application. Grant application revised 080816.pdf

For a full listing of grants click here.  ListofGrantstotaltoLocalCommunityOrganizations1989-2012-SortedbyGrantCycle.pdf

Here are just some of the grants that have been awarded to local community organizations.

Between 2012 and 2000:
• $10,000 Buffalo Hearing and Speech – Install new playground at its North St. facility
• $7,500 Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – New water fountain at Jewett St. entrance to Delaware Park
• $6,000 CEPA Gallery – Teaching Artist Resource Technology Kits
• $12,500 Theater District Association of WNY – Restoration of former AM&A’s Christmas figurines/window display backdrops
• $5,000 Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park – Sign with landscaping at the new flagpole location and $9,000 for a new flagpole for veteran’s memorial
• $60,000 Read to Succeed Buffalo – Funding over three years to purchase books for Dolly Parton Imagination Library
• $19,902 Buffalo Zoo – Bungee trampoline
• $4,000 Hispanics United – Computers and printer for Employment Center
• $3,574 St. Vincent de Paul Society – Refrigerator for soup kitchen
• $4,426 Olmsted Center for Sight – New flooring for Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service
• $2,300 Buffalo Police Foundation – Bullet proof vests for four K-9 dogs
• $7,700 Food Bank of WNY – Cabinets and cupboards for Kids in the Kitchen Program
• $7,000 Goodwill Industries – New computers and furniture for Financial Literacy Center
• $10,000 Gerard Place – Help purchase former convent of St. Gerard Church for homeless program
• $5,795 Girl Scouts – New tent cabin
• $5,084 Salvation Army – New oven for kitchen
• $13,515 Willie Hutch Jones – Van to transport kids
• $3,400 Boys and Girls Club – Convert abandoned St. Thomas Aquinas church into clubhouse and new library
• $10,000 Hauptman-Woodward Institute – New medical filtration unit
• $11,800 Buffalo Prep – Computers for library
• $14,000 Cornerstone Manor (Buffalo City Mission) – Construction of gazebo and purchase of benches
• $10,000 Literacy Volunteers – Computers, books and furniture for satellite office at Goodwill
• $500,000 Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse – Build new boathouse, landscape Rotary park (2005-2010)
• $1,892 Buffalo Hearing and Speech – Wireless sound systems for classrooms
• $3,800 Buffalo Zoo – Wheelchair lift for river otter exhibit
• $10,000 Excalibur Skill Center – New roof canvas extension and other boat equipment
• $10,000 Ronald McDonald House – Renovate bathroom
• $4,275 Junior Acheivement Groundhog Day Job Shadowing
• $15,000 Cradle Beach Camp Adaptive Challenge Course
• $5,000 Gateway-Longview – Transitional Mother Baby Home Project

Prior to 2000
• $5,000 Habitat for Humanity – Rehabbing two houses on Northampton St.
• $2,000 Police Athletic League – Computer Equipment
• $500,000 Buffalo Place/City of Buffalo – Rotary Rink outdoor ice skating facility
• $3,122 Mercy Flight
• $5,000 Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Purchase data processing equipment
• $3,360 AIDS Community Services – Printing posters to raise community awareness
• $10,000 Friends of the Night People – Renovations
• $1,700 Helping Hands – Lighting and security
• $1,000 Independent Living Center – Wheelchair-lift van
• $3,500 Legal Aid – Copy machine
• $15,000 Mental Health Association – Construction of a new reception area
• $2,000 SABAH – New ice skates
• $2,000 Salvation Army Family Court Visitation Program
• $10,000 Hospice Buffalo Foundation – Unify services provided on a single campus
• $3,000 International Institute – Computer equipment and training
• $1,500 Kevin Guest House – Repair of iron fence
• $7,000 Buffalo Audubon Society – Restoring Jenny Glen boardwalk at Beaver Meadow Nature Center
• $4,950 Poplar Street Academy Arts in Education Institute