Empowering organizations to
meet their capacity needs.

We’re not looking for easy solutions. We’re looking for ways to build more equity and agency so that these amazing nonprofits in our region can scale their capacity for success in their own unique missions.

We strengthen
our communities.

We listen.

We collaborate.

We tap into the power of community to build stronger support systems , connect resources and act as tireless advocates for those seeking a positive change. We work to lift up incredible organizations, not by telling them what to do, but by helping clear the path so that they have more room to do what they do best -- change lives.

This is our vision

We are dedicated to creating a thriving nonprofit ecosystem that promotes accessibility and equity for organizations and the people they serve.

This is our mission

Our commitment to the WNY nonprofit sector is the introduction of and connection to innovative capacity-building supports. Our work is inspired and informed by the community. We serve as a partner, resource, and convener across the region.

Our team is dedicated to empowering and supporting nonprofits.

Staff
Amy Miranti
Communications & Administrative Associate
Katie Pieri
Director
Members
James
Boyle
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Vice President of Programs and Communications
Maura
Dewan
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Beth
Gosch
The Western New York Foundation
Executive Director
Ajamu
Kitwana
ESL Charitable Foundation
VP/Director of Community Impact
Eric
Phamdo
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Program Officer
Tracy
Sawicki
The Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation
Executive Director
Mark
Scott
The John R. Oishei Foundation
Vice President of Philanthropic Support
Kari
Simpkins
ESL Charitable Foundation
Community Impact Relationship Manager
Made with love in Buffalo, NY