Garman Family Foundation Grant

Garman Family Foundation (at the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo)

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Next deadline: Mar 1, 2019 1:00pm PST

Later deadlines: Sep 12, 2019 1:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County, Erie County, Genesee County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Garman Family Foundation Grant

The Garman Family Foundation is currently being administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Garman Family Foundation will hold two cycles per year for organizations addressing the psychological, emotional and social well-being and/or health of individuals, with a preference for women, children and education.

Additional Information

The maximum amount of funding that can be requested is $25,000. An average grant is in the range of $10,000. The GFF will consider allowing up to 10% of the grant amount for indirect costs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be located in or serving one of the eight counties of Western New York:
    • Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.
  • Grants are awarded only to organizations that have a current Section 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Eligible organizations can expect to receive only one Garman Family Foundation grant per year.
    • On a very limited basis, the Garman Family Foundation will offer the opportunity for two-year support with second year support contingent upon outcomes from year one.


  • The GFF will not consider funding for:
    • Higher education scholarships
    • Religious purposes
    • Projects outside Western New York
      • (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties) 
    • Schools not registered with the New York State Education Department
    • Attendance at or sponsorship of fundraising events for organizations
    • Annual events or festivals
    • Any partisan political activity.
      • Funds from the foundation cannot be used to support or oppose a candidate for political office. 
    • Projects and activities that have occurred.
      • The GFF will not, except in extraordinary cases, provide payment or reimbursement for expenses incurred prior to the funding decision being communicated to the applicant