Recent Grants

Grant Distributions and Beneficiaries
for the year ended December 31, 2010.

For the year ended December 31, 2010, in excess of $11.4 million was distributed in grants to charitable beneficiaries from restricted, designated and donor-advised funds. In that connection, Foundation donors recommended grants to over 973 local, national and international charitable organizations in support of religious, cultural, educational, social service and humanitarian causes.

Distributions are made on the basis of donor recommendations and restrictions. The Foundation cannot consider unsolicited grant proposals or requests for funds.


United Jewish Fund/Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo $822,497
Local Jewish Agencies:
Grant recipients include: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Jewish Family Service, Kadimah School, The Bureau of Jewish Education, The Holocaust Resource Center, Weinberg Campus, and Area Temples and Synagogues

Local Non-Jewish Organizations:
Grant recipients include: The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, University at Buffalo, Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired, and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center


National Non-Jewish Organizations:
Grant recipients include: The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Carnegie-Mellon University, Hospice, and the Museum of Modern Art


National Jewish Organizations:
Grant recipients include: B’nai Brith, Interns for Peace, Jewish Braille Institute, United Jewish Communities and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Scholarship Grants and Awards:
Academic Scholarships and Israel Experience Grants


Total Distributions



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