The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a living museum dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.
Mount Mercy Academy, a distinctly Catholic college-preparatory high school, is dedicated to educating young women for academic excellence, compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness and life-long learning.?
Gaunches Unite is a 501 c 3 organization and charity. Our mission: Provide support and assistance to WNY families and Individuals on a close and personal level during times of medical, accidental and economic hardship. We also support other 501 c 3 organizations and charities that are doing quality work in the community.
The Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 with a clear mandate: To raise the money to restore Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex; Open it to the world as a public house museum; interpret its genius; Market it effectively; Run it efficiently.
We are a NO-KILL, not for profit, all volunteer Kitten Rescue org. specializing in Kittens off the streets. It is our mission to save as many lives as we can each year to prevent the needless suffering and starvation they would otherwise endure by being left homeless and forgotten. They are then found loving, forever homes.
Danceability is an individualized dance, fitness and movement program serving the special needs community. Our studio is led by qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who create a nurturing environment that empowers our students to flourish and grow while promoting a healthy lifestyle…and we have a little fun along the way.
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center improves the quality of life for adults, children and infants with communication disorders by delivering cutting edge diagnosis and treatment of hearing and speech impairments and related special education services.
The Western New York Land Conservancy is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving our region's irreplaceable natural environments, farms, forestland and open space in order to maintain wildlife habitat, economic resources, public recreation areas and the unique scenic character of Western New York.
WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. is a community based prevention agency designed to increase awareness, educate and mobilize a broad cross-section of individuals and groups to participate actively in proven strategies to prevent substance abuse. Consistent with the latest research, WNY United recruits, develops and supports partnerships with schools, communities and businesses that work on creative and comprehensive solutions to problems caused by alcohol and other drug abuse.?
Since 1956 the Cantalician Centers of Learning have been faithfully attending the needs of individuals who are challenged by a variety of developmental and physical disabilities. We regard it as our responsibility to fulfill our mission with the very best of human knowledge, professional technique, dedicated personnel and creative programming.
In the spirit of our foundress, Magdalen Damen, we commit ourselves to human rights, ecological harmony and global peace. Called to a deeper concern for the whole world, we respond in fields of health, education, social services and other spheres of ministry where we can serve in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
To give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first books, servicing children in all eight counties in Western New York- Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.
The mission of the JCC is to build and strengthen the Western New York communities by providing recreational, educational, cultural and social programs and services that are consistent with Jewish values. The JCC welcomes people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.
To promote good relationships between citizens of Ukraine and America. To promote the ideals of American Democracy in Ukraine. To inform Americans of the history and culture of Ukraine. To assist new immigrants from Ukraine adjust to life in western New York. To assist Ukraine in overcoming the legacy of foreign occupation, man-made famine, the Chernobyl tragedy, war and communism.
The Foundations of Catholic Health are non-profit entities that acquire, administer, and distribute funds to benefit the healthcare ministry needs of Catholic Health and its affiliated institutions. The Foundations strive to encourage philanthropy and, in partnership with donors, provide responsible and professional financial management of funds while assisting donors in achieving their charitable and financial goals.
Old Fort Niagara Association serves the general public and multiple constituencies through its activities of preserving and interpreting Fort Niagara National Historic Landmark. Old Fort Niagara’s mission falls under the following three categories: Preservation of historic structures, landscapes and materials, Education and Interpretive Programming, and Collection of historically significant artifacts and documents.
Established in 1918 to support immigrants who faced exploitation in the United States, the International Institute of Buffalo is dedicated to assisting refugees and immigrants overcome language and cultural barriers so that they can become self-sufficient, productive members of our community and to promoting global education and international connections in Western New York. On an average day, we welcome more than 200 people into our building to learn English, get oriented to life in America, acquire job skills, seek refuge from domestic violence, receive interpreting and translation assistance, or learn about cultures, languages and countries around the world.
Crisis Services is dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well-being of the community through prevention, education, immediate intervention and access to community wide resources 24 hours a day. In addition to our 24 hour hotline, our programs provide immediate support for those impacted by mental health crisis, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and homelessness.
We are a foundation that supports the programs and services of the Schofield Residence and Schofield Home Health Care Services. Our mission is to provide the highest level of professional care for the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual with love and concern.
HOME is a civil rights organization whose mission is to promote the value of diversity and to ensure the people of Western New York an equal opportunity to live in the housing and communities of their choice-- through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of housing opportunities.
To raise, manage and distribute funds for the development and support of facilities, community education, and advocacy programs for adolescents and their families in Western New York suffering from alcohol and drug dependency/addiction.
In a spirit of peace, Peaceprints ? Prison Ministries provides positive experiences for individuals in prison and former offenders transitioning back to the community that help to modify behaviors, establish new beginnings and change lives. Participants in our programs achieve positive growth toward leading productive lives and giving back to our community.
Our mission at The Chapel is to see each person; every man, woman, and child, hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, and have their lives transformed by Him. Once you know Him, God wants to take you on a journey – a pathway of sorts. He wants to take you from where you are right now to where He wants you to be. Ultimately, God will transform us to look like Jesus.
As a result of faith in Jesus, we see Four Outcomes that should be present in your life as you move forward. These aren't rituals or things to make us more religious; instead, these Outcomes put us into a position to be changed by God.
The mission of Crusade Against Impaired Driving, Inc. is to save lives that are tragically lost daily at the hands of drunk drivers through education, advocacy, awareness, and victim services. We will aggressively work to focus our resources to inform people about the dangers of drunk driving and the threat these drivers pose to the community until that threat has disappeared completely.
Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. is a countywide agency dedicated to reducing poverty by initiating and conducting programs of self-sufficiency. Our ultimate goal is to empower individuals and families to reach their fullest potential.
The Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is a community committed to providing young women with a comprehensive, balanced and challenging Catholic education rooted in the core values of the Franciscan tradition.
We graduate young women with intellectual preparedness, spiritual grounding, commitment to service and the leadership skills necessary to have a positive impact on the world.
Empowering young women through excellence in education.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
The Family Justice Center provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children through an extensive collaboration with 13 partner agencies, all located at one secured, comfortable location, where clients can get all the services they need to safely escape abuse.
The Brothers of Mercy Campus is a Christian provider of inter-related adult residential, health care and rehabilitation services. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing a supportive, compassionate and healing environment for those we are privileged to serve.
The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and transitional housing program for men, women and women with children services to thousands of people who are homeless and impoverishe. The Mission includes: Women and Children Shelter: (Cornerstone Manor); the Men?s? Community Center; and our Dick Road thrift store to better serve our community. To learn more about volunteering or to make a donation to help restore lives, please contact us.
Furever Friends Dog Rescue of WNY, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer corporation whose focus is to rescue and secure permanent homes for puppy mill dogs. In addition, we strive to raise awareness and educate the public on the plight of dogs living in puppy mills. Our ultimate goal is to put an end to puppy mills. We will work diligently toward our goal until "all the cages are empty."
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.?
People Inc. is Western New York's leading nonprofit serving over 10,000 local individuals with disabilities, their families and seniors in every neighborhood. Through our People Inc. Foundation, we have an active Tribute Giving program where individuals and organizations can make donations in Honor of or in Memory of someone special to them. Their gift is recognized as a charitable tax deductible donation, and the honoree or family designee is sent a special card and memento notifying them of the gift.