Gifting Guidelines

The Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc., is a private non-operating foundation. Our board members have a fiduciary responsibility to honor our founder’s wishes, and to ensure that the Foundation continues in perpetuity. Each request is reviewed carefully and objectively to ensure that we are here, as an asset to the residents of Eastern Niagara County and Western New York for many years to come.

The Foundation will consider grants for projects or programs that provide a benefit to Eastern Niagara County residents. 

Multi-year grants, challenge or matching grants are encouraged. 



  • Arts & Cultural Programs
  • Senior Programs
  • Preservation & Restoration of Local History
  • Human Services
  • Health & Wellness Programs (non-clinical)
  • Youth Programs
  • Local Tourism
  • Community Improvement & Development
  • Educational Programs

Total Financial Assets: $49,544,991.00 (2021)
Total Number of Grants Made: 105 (2021)
Total Value of Grants Awarded: $1,790,876.75 (2021)