Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County Program

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Objective

Objective

The Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County (YCFNC) was created in 2015 in  an agreement between Yahoo! and Empire State Development to establish a customer care and data center in Niagara County.  The  YFCF further connects Yahoo to the community through Yahoo’s  receipt of New York State’s Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits and  an allocation of low-cost  hydropower from the New York Power Authority.

 

 

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Overview

Overview

Program Highlights
The YCFNC considers  proposals advancing  one or more of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council's (REDC) three core enablers outlined its strategic plan, A Strategy for Prosperity: Implement Smart Growth, Foster a Culture of Entrepreneurship, and Prepare our Workforce and/or support any of the region's target industries.

Projects must be located in or provide services to Niagara County (excluding the Town and City of Lockport as the Yahoo Community Benefit Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo gives preference to the Town and City of Lockport). Funds must support a charitable organization or be used for a charitable purpose which may include programmatic expenses related to a new program or project. Or, a combination of capital and programmatic costs. 

Up to $250,000 will be available annually through the YCFNC.  Priority will be given to projects with matching funds from sources other than other public funds. 

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Eligibility

Eligibility

Requirements for eligibility can be found in the Yahoo Fund Program Guidelines.

 

Additional Resources

Yahoo Fund Q & A

How to Apply

Applications are available through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo: click here to apply.

Questions about the Fund can be sent via email to John Risio at john.risio@esd.ny.gov.

Questions regarding the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s online application system should be directed to Jean McKeown at JeanM@CFGB.ORG.

Timeline:
Applications will be accepted online beginning April 3, 2017
Application deadline is May 12, 2017 at 4 PM
Funding decisions will be announced by late July 2017