Buffalo Green Fund FAQs

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The Green Fund supports organizations and programs that enhance the function and appearance of urban neighborhoods throughout the City of Buffalo. These include, but are not limited to street tree plantings (in the right-of-way and on public property), volunteer planting/gardening initiatives, benches and garbage cans, welcome signs, etc.
Based on projects and organizations that have been funded in the past, those considered most favorably are those where 100% of the Green Fund donation goes to support the project and not operating expenses; projects that involve collaboration; and projects where the support from the Buffalo Green Fund can be used to leverage support from other sources. It is preferable that the organization have nonprofit 501c(3) status.
There is currently no specific time of year nor special application a group must complete in order to request funding and requests for funding are accepted throughout the year; however, the request must be in writing and include:

  • Project budget
  • Estimated time to complete and completion date
  • Additional partners and funding sources
  • Plan for how Green Fund will be recognized for the donation
  • Contact person in the event the Green Fund need additional information

Letters of support are not required, but appreciated.

The Board of Directors meets bi-monthly; and applicants will receive written notification of its decision within 90 days of receipt. Correspondence should be mailed to: Buffalo Green Fund, PO Box 282, East Amherst, NY 14051

Yes, as long as the program is a program supported by the Buffalo Green Fund. These include: the Erie Basin Marina, ReTree, Buffalo in Bloom, Communi-Tree Steward project.
Yes and you will receive a tax deductible receipt from The Buffalo Green Fund.

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