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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2013 Archives > June 2013 > Mayor Brown Announces The Recipients Of Antiviolence And Cultural Funding A

Mayor Brown Announces The Recipients Of Antiviolence And Cultural Funding Awards

Contact: Lorey Schultz
               (716) 851-5545


            

$200,000 investment supports the promotion and expansion of the city’s dynamic cultural and antiviolence programming


June 11, 2013 – Mayor Byron Brown today announced the awards for the Common Council and Mayor’s 2012-2013 Antiviolence and Cultural Grant Funding Program.  The $200,000 allocation will help further support 51 of the city’s dynamic antiviolence and cultural organizations that have faced financial strain in recent years due to limited or no funding as a result of the slow economic recovery, enabling them to continue or expand in order to ensure that city residents reap the benefits of enhanced programming.


“Today’s awardees are a vital part of the community, enriching and strengthening our neighborhoods through their presence and their work,” Mayor Brown said. “By allocating $200,000 to these important antiviolence and cultural organizations, we will allow this good work to continue and expand for the benefit of all Buffalo residents.”
In total, fifty-one eligible organizations submitted proposals to the City of Buffalo after Mayor Brown and the Common Council issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March, 2013.  Thirty-six cultural and fifteen antiviolence organizations submitted applications. Upon extensive review, a panel unanimously decided to award some amount of funding to each applicant. 


“It is a pleasure to award these funds to the wide array of antiviolence and cultural organizations that have undertaken projects to further improve and strengthen our neighborhoods.  I can’t wait to see the results,” said Majority Leader Demone Smith.
Grant amounts were determined based on factors including, but not limited to, program budget information, the target community to be served and the need within that community for enhanced programming, the extent of the organization’s past collaborations with other non-profits, and the quality of the programming itself.

The antiviolence and cultural funding budget had previously been set at $200,000, as designated in this fiscal year’s adopted budget, and the panel was able to award the entire amount to highly qualified organizations.  Individual grants ranged from $1,000 to $7,500 and will make a considerable difference in the programming efforts of these organizations, as evidenced by the outpouring of gratitude each organization demonstrated upon hearing of their grant awards.

The following is a list of all applicants and final awards.


 
Organization
Program Name
Awarded
100 Mighty Men Ministry
Mighty Men Street Clean Up & Peace Initiative
$1,000
African Cultural Center of Buffalo, Inc.
Educational Cultural Enrichment
$7,500
Alleyway Theatre Inc.
2013-14 Season of Live Theatre
$4,000
Back To Basics Outreach Ministries, Inc.
Youth Strengthening Program
$7,500
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.
Project Empower
$2,500
Buffalo Arts Studio
General Operating Support
$5,000
Buffalo Christian Center
The Merge
$5,000
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy / Albright-Knox Art Gallery
2013 Art Alive!
$2,500
Buffalo Inner City Ballet
Dance Enrichment Program
$5,000
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Comprehensive Music Database and Archival Project
$2,500
Buffalo Naval Park Committee, Inc.
Inner City Overnight Program
$1,000
Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, Inc.
USS Little Rock Summer Concert
$1,000
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Celebration of Music
$2,500
Buffalo United front, Inc.
Family Fishing Day 2013
$5,000
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Tours & Art Education Workshops
$2,500
Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, Inc. (CEPA)
CEPA Gallery/Big Orbit Gallery Merger
$2,500
Central Terminal Restoration Corp
Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Workers Local 3 and Job Corps Security Remediation
$4,000
Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, NY, Inc.
Queen City Jazz Festival
$5,000
Community Action Organization    of Erie County Inc.
Sports P.L.U.S.
$7,500
Community Music School of Buffalo
Outreach Concert Series
$2,500
El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, Inc.
Visual Arts Exhibitions for Artists of Color
$5,000
GIRLS Sports Foundation, Inc.
GSF/ NICYO 2013 Slam Jam & Cultural Expo
$2,500
H.E.A.L. International
H.E.A.L. Weekend Recreation Program
$4,000
Hallwalls, Inc. (Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center)
Year-Round Public Cultural Programing in the Contemporary Arts
$5,000
Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY
Hispanic Heritage Month Main Event - Restauracion Cultural
$5,000
Irish Classical Theatre company, Inc.
General Operating Support
$2,500
Iron Island Preservation Society of Lovejoy
Cultural Preservation
$2,500
Juneteenth Festival Inc.
Sankofa Days
$5,000
Just Buffalo Literary Center
Babel
$5,000
Latin American Cultural Association, Inc.
Cultural Extension
$2,500
Mad DADS of Greater Buffalo
Youth Basketball
$5,000
Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC)
General Operating Activities
$2,500
Metro CDC Delavan Grider Community Center
Nonviolence for Youth Program - "Acting In"
$7,500
Michigan Street Preservation Corp.
Nash House Museum
$5,000
Music is Art
Music is Art Festival
$2,500
National Inner Cities Youth Opportunities, Inc. (NICYO)
Safe Structured Youth Sports
$7,500
New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
Pay-What-You-Can Thursday Performance Series - lower West Side Johnson Park Neighborhood Revitalization
$2,500
People United for Sustainable Housing
Grant Street Neighborhood Center
$5,000
Road Less Traveled Productions
Ongoing Organizational Programming
$2,000
Shakespeare In Delaware Park, Inc.
Shakespeare In Delaware Park
$2,500
Squeaky Wheel / Buffalo Media Resources
Youth Education Programs
$2,500
Stop The Violence Coalition, Inc.
Youth Intervention Project
$7,500
The Friends of Vienna
Three Chamber Music Concerts
$1,000
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc.
First Time/Last Time Program
$7,500
The Western New York Artists Group
General Programing
$2,500
Theatre of Youth Company, Inc.
School Children Access Program
$5,000
Torn Space Theater
Main Stage Production Activity
$2,500
Tru-way Community Center, Inc.
Tru-way Community Center, Inc.
$2,000
Ujima Company, Inc.
General Operating Support
$5,000
Western NY Book Arts Collaborative
Free Family Workshops
$2,500
Young Audiences of WNY, Inc.
Out of School Time Programs
$5,000
 
Total Amount
$200,000