Funders

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders for providing support to our ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York.

NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS (NYSCA)

With sincere gratitude, we thank the New York State Council on the Arts for funding the Book Arts Center’s ongoing programs and services offered to the artists and public of Western New York.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is dedicated to  preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens. The Western New York Book Arts Collaboration, Inc. is a proud recipient of NYSCA funding that has made it possible to increase Visual Arts and Education programing, collaborations and other initiatives, as well as Facilities funding that has preserved and modernized our building to enhance audience experiences. We are grateful for this essential support.

ERIE COUNTY

We thank the County of Erie for generously funding The Book Arts Center’s ongoing programs and services offered to the Western New York Community.

The Department of Environment and Planning’s Division of Planning provides financial assistance and strategic focus and direction to Erie County’s cultural sector to promote the economic and cultural benefits of the County’s tourism, arts, culture, and heritage industry.

The Western New York Book Arts Collaboration, Inc. is a grateful recipient of County of Erie Cultural funding which results in many free and low cost programs offered to families, artists, teachers, and other active cultural participants throughout Western New York.

CITY OF BUFFALO

We thank the City of Buffalo for funding The Book Arts Center’s ongoing programs and services in the City of Buffalo.

The City of Buffalo has been an important supporter of Western New York’s cultural heritage for decades. The Western New York Book Arts Collaboration, Inc. is a grateful recipient of this funding which results in many free and low cost programs offered to a diversity of families, artists, teachers, and active cultural participants throughout the city and diverse neighborhoods of Buffalo, New York.

M&T BANK FOUNDATION

We thank the M&T Bank Foundation for its essential support to the Book Arts Center for ongoing education and artistic programing provided to the diverse communities of Western New York.

A Responsibility as a Corporate Citizen
Healthy communities are the foundation of successful businesses. The M&T Charitable Foundation works in partnership with non-profit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for our customers, employees and neighbors. Our decisions are made locally, by the people who know their communities best.

WESTERN NEW YORK FOUNDATION

The Western New York Foundation has been one of The Book Arts Center’s most generous regional supporters in recent years. We are grateful for ongoing input as well as financial support that has both recognized and contributed to organizational strength and stability.

The Western New York Foundation, incorporated in 1951, makes grants in the seven counties of Western New York State: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua. The Western New York Foundation supports sustainable organizations that improve the quality of life in Western New York. The Foundation makes investments that build on nonprofits’ proven strengths in order to improve their effectiveness and their ability to fulfill their missions.

ART4MOORE | FUND OF THE TIDES FOUNDATION

The Book Arts Center thanks Art4Moore for its generous support of our ongoing programs for children.

Art4Moore of the Tidea Foundation is a non-profit organization established in memory of Marjory Moore Brooks and created with the mission of providing art supplies, support and funding for youth, teachers and students of all ages.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR GREATER BUFFALO

Since 2014, the Book Arts Center has been a proud recipient of support by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo for our Printing Partners Community Education Program initiative, providing free hands-on workshops to children in conjunction with six neighborhood partners throughout Erie County.

CFGB Mission and Vision: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York;  A vibrant and inclusive Greater Buffalo region with opportunity for all.

THE CAMERON AND JANE BAIRD FOUNDATION

The Book Arts Center sincerely thanks the Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation for its essential support to our ongoing programming for artists and the diverse communities of Western New York.

THE MARGARET L. WENDT FOUNDATION

We would like to thank the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation for supporting the Education Program as we further develop digital design and pre-press opportunities for the children of Western New York.

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation provides community funding with an emphasis on education, the arts, and social services; support also for churches and religious organizations, public interest organizations, and youth agencies.

GIVE FOR GREATNESS: A PROGRAM OF ASI

The Book Arts Center is grateful to ASI for the Give For Greatness awarded in 2015 and again in 2018 in recognition of our work as part of the arts community of Western New York.

Give for Greatness, a program of ASI, has raised and distributed over $100,000 for local arts and cultural groups since 2014!  With the communities’ support Give for Greatness has been able to fund over 100 arts and cultural organizations in WNY.  Because of you we’re making Western New York a community where the arts don’t just survive but thrive!

STORYGROWING WESTERN NEW YORK

The Book Art Center was an enthusiastic participant in the 2019 StoryGrowing program! Selection into this program has brought us exceptional opportunities for capacity growth. We thank the Oishei Foundation and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York.

Based on the teachings of Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center, StoryGrowing WNY is a six-month communications capacity-building program designed to help non-profits harness the power of storytelling and nurture your organization’s growth through effective communications training. Working directly with a variety of local marketing communications professionals, your team will learn to cultivate stories and effectively employ storytelling strategies to further the mission of your organization.

BUFFALO PLACE
400-500 BLOCK MAIN STREET GRANT
NEW YORK STATE HOMES & COMMUNITY RENEWAL

The Book Arts Center is grateful to Buffalo Place for grants awards through its New York Main Street grants project. Funding has contributed greatly to our facility renovations from 2016-2020.

ASSEMBLYMAN SEAN RYAN
DORMITORY AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK STATE

It is with sincere gratitude that we thank Assemblyman Sean Ryan for granting DASNY Facilities funding to the Western New York Book Arts Center that will make

HODGSON RUSS, LLP

We thank Hodgson Russ, LLP for generously sponsoring our 2019 Education Programming.

WE THANK A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER GENEROUS PROGRAM SPONSORS WHO MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE: