Community Partners

Expanding the Y’s Impact Together

It is through numerous collaborative relationships that our YMCA is able to expand its outreach and impact, and also introduce new programming and capital offerings as a means to address our community needs.

We are truly grateful to the following organizations, foundations, and individuals who, in partnering with our YMCA, have made a significant investment in the well-being of children, adults, seniors, and families across Western New York.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara Community Partners

Children’s Foundation of Erie County $5,000

Funding used to provide youth scholarhips for YMCA summer camps.

City of Buffalo Block Grant $30,424

Funds helped support the William-Emslie Family YMCA Senior Center.

City of Niagara Falls $6,175

Funds helped underwrite the operations of the residents program at the Niagara Falls Family YMCA.

Delta Air Lines $30,000

Funding allowed for a new multi-sport court at the Ken-Ton Family YMCA, a new family lounge at the William-Emslie Family YMCA, and new computers and printers for the Computer Lab at the William-Emslie Family YMCA.

Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation $80,000

Funding enabled the YMCA to pilot the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program at Tapestry Charter School.

New York State $99,425

Funds provided snacks and meals for the after school program participants at the Y’s urban branches.

New York State Training and Education Program on Occupational Safety and Health $6,240

Awarded to the YMCA by the NYS Hazard Abatement Board . The grant allowed the Y to train and educate workers and supervisors on safety topics and promote workplace accident and injury prevention.

Niagara Bottling, LLC (Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr.) $35,136

Funding supported 65 youth to attend YMCA Camp Weona.

Niagara County Youth Board $8,508

Funding allowed the YMCA to provide free youth sports programs for the Niagara Falls community.

Say Yes to Education $199,774

Funding provided after school programming to 200 children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. The program’s goal was to increase student achievement in the areas of literacy, math, and social development through specialized curriculum and enrichment activities in the areas of art, dance, and music.

Funding also provided a youth summer development program for children in preschool through fourth grade at George E. Blackman School of Excellence #54 which serviced three Buffalo public schools.

United Way $57,408

Funding provided financial assistance for children and families.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program $1,377,832

Funding provided Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs in the following school districts:

  • City School District of the City of Niagara Falls
  • Depew Union Free Schools
  • Hamburg Central Schools
  • Ken-Ton Central Schools
  • Lake Shore Central Schools
  • Lewiston-Porter Central Schools
  • Orchard Park Central Schools

Y-USA $3,100

Funding helped move forward the implementation of HEPA (Healthy Eating Physical Activity) standards in the after school program at the Delaware Family Branch.

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Mission Statement

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.