Community Grant Funding in Buffalo, NY

Community Grants

Our 2019 application closed on October 21st, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and KFK will be in touch with all organizations that applied towards the end of December.

 

Our 2020 application will be available in the spring.

Community Grant Funding Guidelines

The Kelly for Kids Foundation Community Grants are awarded to charitable not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organizations whose primary mission is to assist children in need in the Western New York area. In particular, it funds health and social service organizations that serve the disabled and/or economically disadvantaged youth.

 

Jim Kelly in Buffalo, NY

Community Grant Funding Guidelines

The Kelly for Kids Foundation Community Grants are awarded to charitable not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organizations whose primary mission is to assist children in need in the Western New York area. In particular, it funds health and social service organizations that serve the disabled and/or economically disadvantaged youth.

KELLY FOR KIDS FOUNDATION’S AREAS OF FOCUS

1. Innovative programs that directly assist Western New York children in need.
2. Equipment and physical improvements for organizations dedicated to programs for disadvantaged children and teens.
3. The Foundation gives priority to organizations that can demonstrate definitively how the funds will be used.

Proposal Review & Evaluation

Foundation staff will conduct a screening of all proposals to determine eligibility. Organizations whose proposals do not meet initial criteria will be notified of that decision. Applications will not be considered if any of the criteria outlined is not included. The Board of Directors will evaluate eligible proposals. The committee may request additional information and a site visit, or a meeting may be scheduled.

FUNDING LIMITATIONS

Kelly for Kids Foundation Community Grant DOES NOT:


Provide grants to individuals.
Purchase sponsorships (e.g., program advertising, corporate table, golf holes) at the organization’s special events.
Provide funding for public playgrounds.
Fund local chapters of national organizations that send a substantial portion of the grant to the national office.
Fund governmental programs of lobbying efforts.
Provide grants for overhead or general operating expenses.

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2018 Grant Recipient Luncheon

This year’s grant luncheon took place on January 16th at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant. This year, we were able to grant over $250,000 to local charities in Western New York.

Alleyway Theatre
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)
Autism Services, Inc.
Bison Children’s Scholarship Fund
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Boys and Girls Club of Depew Lancaster
Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora
Boys and Girls Club of Holland
Camp Good Days
Celebration of Life
Children Awaiting Parents
Community Action of Orleans & Genesee
Cradle Beach
Danceability
ECMC Foundation
Embrace Recovery Buffalo
Explore and More Children’s Museum
Food Bank of Western New York
Foundation for Deaf Education
For our Daughters Incorporated
Gilda’s Club of Rochester, Camp Open Arms

Gillam-Grant Community Center, Inc.
Hunter’s Hope Foundation
Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund
Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc.
Olmsted Center for Sight
Pittsford Youth Service
Plymouth Crossroads
Pursue Your It Foundation
R2R Ministry
Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue
Rural Outreach Center
Sabah
St. Joe’s Collegiate Anthony Martino Memorial Fund
Suburban Adult Services, Inc (SASi)
Moving Miracles
Suneel’s Light Foundation
The Jeffrey Michael Sgroi Foundation
Tre and Associates (Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program)
University District C.D.A. Inc.
Western New York Physically Challenged Youth Sports
Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI)
Wings Flights for Hope
WNY STEM Hub

For more information about how you can contribute, please contact us  at 716-204-1212.

Thank you for your support!

Kelly for Kids Foundation in Buffalo, NY

Kelly For Kids

8205 Main St #13 Williamsville, NY 14221