Our Story

TCGF joins area stakeholders to create the Opportunities Collaborative for Special Education Students to ensure all differently abled children in WNY have access to high quality educational opportunities


An additional grant of $250,000 is made to The Children's Guild Foundation Down Syndrome Research Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute bringing the total funded to $750,000 towards research in causative genes and therapeutic strategies


TCGF gifts $2 million to create a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Oishei Children's Hospital and $250,000 to help renovate the Sister's of Charity Hospital NICU


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 $500,000 grant for the expansion of complex healthcare services at Women and 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


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


Continues to annually support the operational expenses of the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center


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

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


Supports the creation of Early Childhood Direction Center located at its Delaware Ave building to include physical and occupational therapy services


Partners with Children's Hospital of Buffalo to establish comprehensive care clinics within rehabilitative medicine


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 to establish an Outpatient Healthcare Facility in the United States


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

by providing long-term inpatient services in the areas of healthcare, education and therapies.


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 with its support in finding treatments for disabling conditions and its concentration on establishing special education services


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


The Speech-Language-Hearing Department of Children's Hospital of Buffalo is expanded and funded by The Children's Guild to include a Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Clinic.