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Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB)

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CFGB is a community foundation based in Buffalo, NY that was founded in 1919. As of 2019 they had $36 million in revenue and $453 million in assets.

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's mission is to connect people, ideas and resources in Western New York.

(716) 852 -2857
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Program areas at CFGB

Board directed grants & scholarships: the board of the Community Foundation directs the use of certain funds (as requested by the client/donor) as follows:(1) changing needs: clients/donors request that their funds be directed by the board to address the changing needs of our Community over time. Grants from these funds are awarded to address one or more of the following four impact areas: (1) improve educational achievement and workforce readiness for students living in low-income households, (2) increase racial and ethnic equity, (3) preserve and restore significant natural resources and promote equitable access, and (4) strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture. In 2018 the Community Foundation granted approximately $757,000 from changing needs funds in support of these four Community goals (excluding grants reported elsewhere in part iii. )(2) field of interest: clients/donors request that their funds be directed to a specific area of interest. The ...

Racial equity roundtable: the Community Foundation board convened a racial equity task force in 2014 to explore best practices for racial equity work across the country. After hearing from top experts in the field, during 2015 the Foundation launched the racial equity roundtable to engage Community partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors in developing and implementing a plan for advancing racial equity as well as a common fact base on racial equity indicators. The racial equity roundtable has developed a shared language around racial equity and commissioned and released an in-depth research report, "the racial equity dividend: Buffalo's greatest opportunity". The roundtable has also created a 9-point agenda focused on: narrative change; racial equity and impact analysis tool training; racial healing circles; inclusive economy workplace and workforce; boys and young men of color plan; juvenile justice; and a blueprint for the reentry system in erie county. The roundtable ...

Say yes Buffalo (syb): the say yes Buffalo initiative is an education-based, economic revitalization effort designed to strengthen the regional workforce and offer unprecedented educational opportunity to urban youth. It is based on a successful national model with the backing of a national Foundation as well as significant support from the Community Foundation and numerous local partners. The Community Foundation supports and administers the say yes Buffalo scholarship fund which seeks to remove all barriers to educational success through a coordinated system of supports and by providing scholarships for all graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools to pursue a post-secondary education. This scholarship program serves to articulate the possibility and expectation of post-secondary completion for all students and gives hope to students and families who may not otherwise have thought that college is an option. Since say yes Buffalo was launched in 2012, the graduation rate for Buffalo public ...

Form 990s for CFGB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 5, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Mar 30, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Dec 15, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CFGB

Total grants, contributions, etc.$39,544,047
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$3,447,114
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-6,181,827
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-118,346
Total revenues$36,690,988

Vendors for CFGB

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-06-16
█████████ ████████Software2020-02-20
███████ ███ ██ ███Tax accounting2020-02-05
████████ ██████████Investment Consulting$242,9832020-02-05
███████ ████ ███Legal Services$176,4412020-02-05
███ ████████ ███Office Lease$279,2092020-02-05
███████ █████ ██████████████ ███Communications Services$173,8982020-02-05
███████ ███ █████████ ███Tax accounting2014-01-07

Personnel at CFGB

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Clotilde Perez-Bode DedeckerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$413,792July 22, 2020
Brendan HarringtonChief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer-July 22, 2020
████ ██████████Chief Community Impact Officer$136,900July 22, 2020
████ ██ ████████Vice President, Finance$123,300July 22, 2020
████ ██ ███████Vice President, Community Impact$131,600July 22, 2020
█████ ███████████Executive Vice President-July 22, 2020
██ ███ ███Director, Communities of Giving Legacy-July 22, 2020
████ █████ ██████Director, Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative-July 22, 2020
████ █████Senior Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships-July 22, 2020
████ ███████Director, Gift Planning-July 22, 2020
...and 13 more key personnel

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