Getting Started Today

The Children's Guild Foundation reviews grants on a rolling basis. As such, there are no grant cycle deadlines. It is highly recommended that grant seekers connect with our president, Catherine Gura at or 716.362.9650 ext. 201 to schedule a meeting or phone call to discuss your ideas, concepts and/or project prior to submitting the letter of intent.

Prospective applicants are asked to review carefully the guidelines for our grant making focus areas. All application submissions or inquiries should demonstrate familiarity with our mission and goals.

The Foundation utilizes a web-based grant application-processing program. This program allows applicants and grantees to:

  • Submit letters of intent.
  • Complete full applications upon invitation of the Foundation.
  • Receive electronic reminders of upcoming deadlines.
  • Submit interim, final and follow up evaluation reporting.

Grant applicants must create an account on the system when they first use it. Basic information will be stored for future use if subsequent new applications are submitted. Should you have any questions regarding creating or logging in to an account within the system, please contact the Foundation office at 716.362.9650.

To begin the application process, click on this link to create a new account or log in to an existing account:

Submit Application