Aerial photograph of Buffalo neighborhood.

Showing strength in the face of unthinkable tragedy.

Photo credit: East Side Avenues/University at Buffalo Regional Institute

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, a thriving local grocery store in a historically Black neighborhood was targeted and 10 members of our community lost their lives because of the color of their skin. A person, filled with hate and racism, came into our hometown and committed a horrific act of violence.

As we now grieve for these victims and their loved ones, and mourn the tremendous loss that has cut to the soul of our city, we must also respond. We cannot and will not remain silent. We must take action and work together – all of us, from every corner of Buffalo and beyond – toward a more just and racially equitable community. This is the only way to create real change and emerge from the darkness of this heinous act.

How to get involved.

We offer two ways for you to financially support our community in moving forward. First, the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund that will support the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy. Second, the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund that will address needs in our community beyond those directly affected. We ask that you join us – and remember that only love can drive out hate.

Support the survivors.

Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund.

  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • National Compassion Fund

In partnership with Tops, the National Compassion Fund has established the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy.

One hundred percent (100%) of the contributions donated to this fund will go directly to victims and survivors of this atrocity. Qualifying charitable donations to this fund are tax deductible.

The National Compassion Fund is the leading authority on financial assistance to victims of mass casualty events. It is a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation’s leading resource and advocacy center for victims of all types of crime.

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Support community needs.

As the Western New York community grapples with the horrific mass shooting at a Jefferson Avenue grocery store, dozens of local funders, coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, are coming together to establish the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund.

This collaborative effort is built upon our collective desire to take action to support Black-led organizations on the frontlines of addressing immediate needs in our community, long-term community rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color. While still in the early stages of development, the group will listen and engage with the Black community to direct the fund’s resources for additional phases of the work.

To date, the Fund has raised $5.2 million from nearly 80 local and national foundations and corporations (see list here), as well as more than 1,600 community members from all over the country who have donated online or sent in checks (see list here). We are grateful for your generosity.

For more information, please email BuffaloTogetherFund@cfgb.org

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News & Press Releases.

June 24, 2022 Announcement: Buffalo Together Community Response Fund Announces Additional Grantees, Fund Co-Chairs and Updated Fund Total

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May 27, 2022 Announcement: Buffalo Together Community Response Fund Announces Effort to Address Community Need after Jefferson Avenue Tragedy

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Foundation and Corporation Supporters.

  • AmerisourceBergen Foundation
  • Amgen Foundation
  • Architecture + Information
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Buffalo Bills Foundation
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
  • Citi
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Commonwealth Cares Fund
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • CUBRC Inc. and Avarint LLC
  • Cullen Foundation
  • DentaQuest
  • East Hill Foundation
  • Eaton Charitable Fund
  • El Paso Community Foundation
  • Evans Bank
  • Fidelis Care
  • Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Josephine Goodyear Foundation
  • Great Lakes Medical Imaging
  • Gwinnett Family Dental Care
  • Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Blue Fund
  • Hunt Charitable Foundation
  • Intandem
  • James H. Cummings Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • JVA Consulting Engineers
  • Imagine for Youth Foundation
  • Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation
  • Key Bank/First Niagara Foundation
  • Kirchner Family Fund
  • Launch New York, Inc
  • LifeStorage
  • Linde Technology Center
  • Lippes Mathias LLP
  • M&T Charitable Foundation
  • Marrano Homes
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Muto Charitable Fund
  • National Fuel Gas Company Foundation
  • National Grid
  • NFL Foundation
  • Patrick P. Lee Foundation
  • Phillips Lytle LLP
  • R&P Oak Hill LLC
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Range Marketing
  • Rite Aid Healthy Futures
  • RPT Realty
  • S & J Schwartz Fund
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Amy and Ken Shuman Fund
  • State Farm Field Leadership
  • Stoneridge Software
  • Temple Sinai of Oakland
  • The Buffalo Club
  • The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund
  • The Crossland Group
  • The John R. Oishei Foundation
  • The Eric and Penelope Pankow Charitable Fund
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • United Way of Southern Chautauqua County
  • Ward Family Fund
  • Wawanesa Insurance
  • Zemsky Family Foundation
  • An Anonymous Family Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Anonymous (2)