Our Story

Advocacy work intensifies as initiatives are begun in the areas of Transition Services, Special Education and Early Childhood Services.


New 3-year Strategic Plan adopted

Expansion of services for children with special needs by funding a $260,000 grant for the recruitment and compensation of a new developmental pediatrician at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


Creation of The Mildred Seegler/Children’s Guild Foundation Respite Home in Buffalo, NY with a $200,000 grant operated by Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled


Largest single grant ever made

$2 million gift to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo for the creation of The Children’s Guild Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the new J.R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (to open in 2017)


100th Anniversary Year Celebration

Purpose & Passion $100,000 Grant awarded to SABAH for the creation of the Summer Athletes at Heart Program First Picnic Spectacular held at Cradle Beach Camp celebrating the importance of recreation and fun in the lives of children with special needs


$600,000 grant made to Children’s Hospital to create The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center of Excellence


Relocate program services to Children’s Hospital facility for future expansion needs.

The organization sells its building at 936 Delaware Ave. and reallocates funding to community nonprofits serving special needs children in the areas of healthcare, research, education and therapeutic recreation.


Organization changes name to The Children’s Guild Foundation


Community grant funding programs expands to area nonprofits within the 8 counties of Western New


Funds $1 million expansion of Center at 936 Delaware Ave.

to support The Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center and Robert Cooke Genetic Research Laboratory.


Forms partnership with Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

to take-over the medical and clinical services while continuing to fund the physical plant, capital expenditures and program services


Becomes the first Outpatient Healthcare Facility in the United States


National leaders and advocates in the care and treatment of children suffering from polio


New York State Education Department approves funding for the first special education teacher to be based at the Center


Break ground for a new home at 936 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo, NY to increase capacity to serve 200 children


Creators of the first Special Event – Per Plate Fundraiser in New York State


Named lead advocate in the United States for special needs children


Affiliates with the Joint Charities & Community Fund and begins extensive community fundraising to support the home


First Boy Scout Troop in the United States formed for boys with disabilities


Within a year, demand necessitated the purchase of a larger home enabling care for 15 children.

This home was located at 497 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY


The Crippled Children’s Guild was incorporated in New York State

And established a home large enough to serve 7 children year-round was purchased on the Westside of Buffalo, NY


First summer respite experience for children at the summer homes of prominent Western New Yorkers