We are partnering with community development initiatives in BuffaloColumbus and San Antonio to improve the quality of schools for kids and, at the same time, build job and parenting skills for their parents.

  • Launching a financial coaching pilot program for parents in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.
  • Linking data from various public systems — such as schools, housing and labor — in San Antonio to accurately track outcomes for neighborhood kids and their families.
  • Bringing together local partners in Ohio to develop a vision and goals for their community and determine how best to serve children and their parents.

Providing grants, staff support and consulting to established local initiatives already improving outcomes and conditions for kids and families in high-poverty neighborhoods to:

From the Blog

Upcoming Webinar: How Your School or Nonprofit Can Better Engage Parents

An Foundation webinar on Aug. 9 will highlight a new tool that helps nonprofits and schools better engage parents in their work and develop parent leaders.

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Two videos lift up a community of nearly 12,300 located in northeast Buffalo, sharing the perspectives of the people who call it home and their hopes for its future. Buffalo is one of three cities where the Foundation is working with a local community change initiative focused on transforming neighborhoods into places where kids and families can thrive.

Our Partners on the Ground

Buffalo

M&T Bank, the Westminster Foundation and others lead this public-private partnership to revitalize a northeast Buffalo neighborhood of about 12,300 residents. 

San Antonio

This initiative, led by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the San Antonio Housing Authority, focuses on a neighborhood just south of downtown that is home to nearly 18,000 residents.

Columbus

Two families share why they live in Weinland Park — a Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood at the center of a local community change initiative.