Our Vision and Purpose

The Grigg Lewis Foundation has as its vision and purpose to continue the philanthropic works that began with and were carried on by Henrietta G. Lewis during her lifetime.

Our areas of greatest interest include Arts & Culture, Community Improvements, Education, Elderly, Health & Wellness, History/Preservation/Tourism, Human Service, and Youth, with a heavy focus on benefitting the residents of Eastern Niagara County.

Whether the Foundation provides your program with financial assistance or not, our staff is available to provide program evaluations and to assist you in creating relationships, and promoting partnerships within our community.

Grantee Spotlight

Gigi's Playhouse Buffalo

"Thanks to the incredible support of the Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc., we were able undertake an upgrade of the technological infrastructure of 326 Kenmore Avenue and begin providing life changing services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families on August 1, 2020. Your donation was a key to our success." - Emily Mondschein, Executive Director

Lockport Police Department "Paying it Forward"

"Thanks to the Grigg Lewis Foundation, Lockport Housing Authority, and Walmart for their donations. The department handed out gift cards reaching out to residents by recommendations from officers daily interactions, housing authority, Lockport school district, and LPD Domestic Violence Rep. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we were not able to do our shop-with-a-cop program. We handed out “at home activities, PPE and gift cards." - LPD