GrowWNY is a hyperlocal source of information about living green--powered by more than 150 organizations collaborating for our regional environment and those who care about restoring and preserving our community’s natural resources. The GrowWNY site is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, cares about the environment and wants to know the best places to go and things to do to eat, live, work and play greener.
GrowWNY is a project of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and is made possible through grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources and sponsors, like you.
Sponsoring GrowWNY is Good for Your Business
Your company’s message will reach the combined audience of over 150 local environmental groups, representing 45,000 Western New Yorkers. Additionally, research shows that:
- 95% of Western New Yorkers are concerned about how environmental issues affect our region.
- 88% of Western New Yorkers read news online about the environment.
- 92% of Americans have a more positive image of a company that supports a cause they care about.
The environment and economic development are among the top four causes Americans want companies to support.
Sponsoring GrowWNY is Good for Your Community
More than 150 groups concerned with western New York’s environment were brought together by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in 2009 to form the WNY Environmental Alliance. An initiative of the Alliance, GrowWNY was launched to improve community dialogue and – ultimately – to help revive the region’s environment and economy. The site invites participation, featuring discussion groups, resource directories, calendars and job or volunteer opportunities.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.