First Niagara offers two types of community giving: direct grants to nonprofit organizations with qualifying programs and sponsorships for events that support eligible causes and community awareness.
Regional Community Grants support programs of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that promote vital community services and programs within our areas of focus. All grants are paid through First Niagara Foundation.
The applicant organization:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed monthly by Regional Philanthropic Committees. In most cases you will be notified of the committee’s decision within 90 days of your confirmed application submission.
Regional Community Sponsorships support events (luncheons, dinners, galas, walks, rides, etc.) and other special fundraising and awareness-building event-related activities.
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