2020

Aspire Center for Learning

Grant in lieu of Picnic Spectacular 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 - $6,000

Buffalo State College Foundation (Multi-Year)

ABA Advanced Certificate Program - $211,385 *Start Date August of 2021

Center For Self-Advocacy

Grant Writer/Consultant to Create Long-Term Funding Strategies & Grant Seeking Skills for Staff - $5,000

Chautauqua Institution - (Multi-Year)

Chautauqua Institution Arts Education School Residency Program - $45,000 *Postponed due to COVID-19 Start Date TBD in 2020/2021

Family Help Center

"Because Children Matter Most In The World" - $11,000

Gigi's Playhouse Buffalo

Educational Program Support for GiGi's Playhouse Buffalo - $31,319

Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College - (Multi-Year)

summerMAXyc in Niagara County - $120,000

Mason's Mission Foundation, Inc.

The Magical Playground Atop the Hills of Holland - A Mason's Mission Park - $15,000

Roswell Park Alliance (Multi-Year)

Identification of New Therapeutic Target Genes for Down Syndrome - $250,000 *Funding in 2021 & 2022

SABAH, Inc.

The Children's Guild Foundation's Bold At Heart Program - $40,000

Shea O'Connell Preservation Guild

Raising Awareness Through Historic Production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - $10,000 *Postponed until March 2021

The Teacher's Desk, Inc.

The Teacher's Desk - Pencils with a Purpose - $20,000

We steadfastly believe that your support changes lives. Our athletes, while hindered by disability, become stronger, healthier, and more confident and independent as a result of this program. Thank you for enriching the lives of those who are challenged, but not defined, by their disability.

— Sheila O'Brien, Executive Director, SABAH

2019

Alexander Central School District

Alexander Central School Sensory Room Makeover - $9,640

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center

Therapeutic Riding Scholarships - $10,000

Camp Puzzle Peace, Inc.

The Autism Nature Trail (THE ANT) at Letchworth State Park - $14,100

Cantalician Center for Learning

Expansion of Yoga Program at Cantalician Center - $20,000

Cradle Beach

Renovation of Nurses Quarters - $53,100

Daemen College

Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE) - $25,000

Disability Forum of New York (Multi-Year Grant)

Our Ability Connects - $40,000

Edukids Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Safe Zone: Helping Children Overcome Trauma - $15,500

Fantastic Friends of WNY, Inc.

DrumFit Experience - $5,000

Gateway-Longview

Interaction Therapy for Preschool Aged Children with Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities - $20,010

Heritage Christian Services

Free to Be Me/Club Adventure - $4,198.79

HomeSpace, Inc.

Promoting Health & Wellness - $10,000

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

Therapeutic Riding Scholarships - $10,500

MDA of Western New York

MDA Summer Camp 2019 - $10,000

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Close the Gaps - $25,000

Niagara University

Quality Improvement Project Phase 3: QIP Project Mentor - $29,749

Opportunities Collaborative For Students With Special Needs (Multi-Year Grant)

General Grant - $75,000

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity

Ukeru Crisis Management Program for Baker Victory Services Early Childhood Education - $20,930

Rock Autism, Inc.

Rock Autism Multimedia Vocational Programs - $20,000

Rural Outreach Center

Play Therapy - $36,845

SABAH, Inc.

The Children's Guild Foundation's Summer Athletes Gold At Heart Program - $50,000

Sisters Hospital Foundation (Multi-Year Grant)

Sisters of Charity Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - 9 Bed Pod - $250,000

The Arc Erie County New York

Green Acres Pre-School Playground - $15,383

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County, Inc. (Multi-Year Grant)

Strength in Unity: Autism Services, Cantalician Center and Empower Seek to Join Forces - $61,075

Villa Maria College (Multi-Year)

Expanding the Achieve Program for Students with Learning Disabilities - $134,404

Your investment recognizes the critical importance of proactively maximizing our resources to best serve the children and families of the Western New York Community.

— Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D., President & CEO, Child & Family Services

2018

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center

Therapeutic Riding - $6,000

Child & Family Services

Therapeutic Recreation Opportunities for Youth with Emotional & Behavioral Special Needs - $15,000

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Jefferson Career Center - $55,000

Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Youth Matched and Waiting List Engagement Activities - $11,900

Daemen College

Daemen College Center for Allied & Unified Sport & Exercise (CAUSE) - $25,000

Disability Education Forum of New York (Multi-Year Grant)

Our Ability Connects - $40,000

Excalibur Leisure Skills Center, Inc.

Therapeutic Recreational Boating & Fishing for Special Needs Children - $7,500

Fantastic Friends of WNY, Inc.

Project Expand - $2,500

Hillside Children's Foundation

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection for Youth with Learning Disabilities - $50,000

iCan Bike/People, Inc.

Recreational Summer Camp - $2,500

Mason's Mission Foundation, Inc.

Mason's Mission Carousel - $28,000

Niagara University

Early Childhood Quality Improvement Program - $29,165

Olmsted Center for Sight

Pre-Vocational Skills for Blind and Visually Impaired Youth - $16,200

Roswell Park Alliance

The Children's Guild Foundation Down Syndrome Research Center: Causative Genes and Therapeutic Strategies - $250,000

SABAH

Summer Athletes Bold At Heart Program - $50,000

Sister's of Charity Hospital Foundation

Sisters of Charity Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - 9 Bed Pod - $250,000 (Multi-Year Grant)

The Teacher's Desk, Inc.

Employment Development for Differently-Abled Young Adults - $15,000

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Building Joyful Classrooms Teacher Professional Development Seminar - Advocacy request line 7170 - $1,700

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John R. Oishei Hospital - $2,000,000 (Multi-year Grant)

Your partnership means so much to all of us at Sisters Hospital. We are deeply grateful for your part in building the next generation of care for our NICU babies and their families.

— Anne E. Snyder, Executive Director, Sisters Hospital Foundation

2017

Aspire of WNY, Inc.

Accesible Playground for Children & Young Adults who Attend Aspire's Center for Learning - $15,000

Child & Family Services

Therapeutic Recreation Opportunities of Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Special Needs - $24,250

Empower (United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County, Inc.)

Spectrum Theater Program - $4,020

Excalibur Leisure Skills Center Inc.

Therapeutic Recreational Boating & Fishing for Special Needs Children - $15,787.30

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

Restoration of Caretaker/Administration Building - $25,000

Mason's Mission Foundation Inc.

Mason's Mission Park@Pendleton - $15,000

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

Identification of new therapeutic target genes for Down syndrome - $250,000

Sisters of Charity Hospital Foundation

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - 9 Bed Pod Construction - $250,000 (Multi-Year Grant)

The Summit Center

Building Hope Capital Campaign-Pediatric Feeding Clinic - $85,000

The Teacher's Desk, Inc.

Stipends for Special Need Workers-Coordinator - $14,000

Theatre of Youth Company, Inc.

Sensory Friendly Performances - $6,320

2016

Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns

After-school Inclusion Pilot Program – $15,000

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

Communications Café – $9,882

Child & Family Services

Residential Facilities & Falk School Programming – $25,000

Disability Education Forum of NY

Our Ability Connect Transition Services Program – $20,000

Excalibur Leisure Skill Center

Program Operational Support – $15,508

Heritage Center Foundation

Maryvale School Capital Improvement - Elevator – $50,000

Mental Health Association of Erie County

Access Art & Recreation Therapy Program – $26,000

Olmsted Center for Visually Impaired

Essential Purchase of Cribs and Materials – $14,000

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity

Metalworks Art Project – $2,085

Picnic Spectacular 2016

Cradle Beach Camp – $8,000

SABAH

TCGF Summer Athletes Bold at Heart program – $50,000

Sisters of Charity Hospital Foundation

Sisters of Charity Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Construction of 9-crib step-down unit – $250,000 (Multi-Year Grant)

Teachers Desk

Supplies and Operational Support – $10,000

The Teacher's Desk, Inc.

Stipends for Special Need Workers-Coordinator - $14,000

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John R. Oishei Hospital - $2,000,000 (Multi-year Grant)

2015

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center

Therapeutic Riding Equipment & Scholarships – $4,505.12

Child & Family Services

The Collaborative between Child & Family Services, Gateway-Longview, & New Directions – $7,500

Cradle Beach Camp

William J. Williamson, Jr. Village – Renovations to Handicapped Camper Cabins – $50,000

Disability Education Forum of NY

Our Ability Connect Transition Services Program – $50,000

Excalibur Leisure Skill Boating Program

Program & Operational Support – $15,116.65

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

Riding Arena Construction Project – $25,000

Picnic Spectacular 2015

Cradle Beach – $9,670

SABAH

TCGF Summer Athletes Bold at Heart Program – $40,000

Wild Spirit Education

Nature Education Program at School 84, Buffalo, NY – $1,585

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John R. Oishei Hospital - $2,000,000 (Multi-year Grant)

2014

ASPIRE of WNY

Modernize & Expand Aspire Learning Center – $50,000

Cantalician Center for Learning

Therapeutic Creative Expression and Performing Arts Center – $11,000

Child & Family Services

Therapeutic Recreational Activities for Youth in Residential Facilities & Stanley Falk School – $25,000

Excalibur Leisure Skill Center Boating Program

Operational Support – $12,400

Heritage Centers Foundation

Maryvale School Capital Improvements – $114,800

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

Hippotherapy, Sensory Trail & Scholarships – $12,500

Mental Health Association of Erie County

Access Art Recreational Therapy Access ART – $20,720

New Directions Youth and Family Services

New Directions Therapeutic Adventure Recreation – $10,000

Olmsted for Sight

Assistive Technology & Instruction for Blind & Visually Impaired Youth – $19,305

Picnic Spectacular 2014

Cradle Beach – $8,700

ReHabilitation Foundation, Olean, NY

Recreation Area Development for Children’s Mental Health Community Residence – $4,100

St Amelia Special Education Program

Arrowsmith Program – $64,000

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John R. Oishei Hospital - $2,000,000 (Multi-year Grant)

Young Audiences of WNY

A Rhythm Runs Through It Program for students at the Heritage Center Schools – $12,500

2013

Autism Services

Smart Boards for Elmwood School – $5,000

Buffalo Hearing & Speech

Social Communication Program- Tuition Assistance – $10,000

Cantalician Center for Learning

Early Childhood Center Capital Improvements – $25,000

Child & Family Services for Stanley G. Falk School

Summer 2013 Therapeutic Recreational Activities – $13,000

Cornell University Employment & Disability Institute

Transition Services Project Model – $6,869

Cornell University Employment & Disability Institute

Transition Services Project – $8,800

Excalibur Leisure Skill Center- Boating Program

Operational Support – $10,000

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

Let’s go Hippo Therapy Program – $12,500

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

Hippotherapy, Sensory Trail & Scholarships – $20,000

Moving Miracles Dance Program

Ten Full Scholarships – $6,000

Roswell Park Cancer Institute –Dr. Eugene Yu

Identifying the Causative Genes for Intellectual Disabilities in Down Syndrome Individuals – $250,000

SABAH

School Day Adaptive Instruction Skating Program – $75,000

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

The Children’s Guild Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital – $2,000,000 (Multi-Year Grant)

Young Audiences of WNY

A Rhythm Runs Through It for students of Heritage Centers Schools – $15,000

2012

Aspire of WNY, Inc.

Accesible Playground for Children & Young Adults who Attend Aspire's Center for Learning - $15,000

Centaur Stride Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, Chautauqua County

Project Houseworks – $10,000

Child & Family Services

Stanley G. Falk School, Therapeutic Recreational Activities – $17,450

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Creation of TCGF/Mildred M. Seegler Respite House – $200,000

Cradle Beach Camp

Capital Renovations – Camper Cabins – $50,000

Danceability

Autistic Sensory Studio Expansion – $22,446

Excalibur Leisure Skill Center Boating Program

Program & Operational Support – $12,446

Gateway-Longview

Purposeful Play Place Playground – $20,000

Heritage Centers

Maryvale School, Capital Renovations – $46,000

Heritage Christian Services

Adventure Respite Program – $4,422.20

Heritage Christian Services

Somatron Fitness Rocker and iPads for Club Adventure Respite Program – $4,422.20

TCGF Autism Spectrum Disorder Center & Robert Warner MD Center Developmental

Pediatrician Recruitment & Sustaining Support, Women & Children’s Hospital Of Buffalo – $343,326

The ARC of Orleans County

Rainbow Preschool – $9,864

The Teacher's Desk, Inc.

Stipends for Special Need Workers-Coordinator - $14,000

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John R. Oishei Hospital - $2,000,000 (Multi-year Grant)

Young Audiences of WNY

A Rhythm Runs Through It After-School Program for Heritage Centers Student – $25,000