How to Apply


The First Niagara Foundation accepts grant applications continuously throughout the year. All applications must be submitted through our online application system. Prior to submitting an application, we strongly encourage all interested applicants to review our website for information regarding eligibility and what we fund.

Application Process: 

To begin, all organizations must first create an account in our online system. Once the account is set up, applicants will receive an email notification that they may begin the application process. All reporting and follow-up will be handled through the online system as well.

Step 1: Create an Online Account

Step 2: Complete Application

Step 3: Reporting (if approved)

To get started with a new application, click the link below:

Apply For A Grant

To access an online account or a saved application, click the link below:


Please contact the Foundation with any questions regarding the online system or application process at 716-819-5795 or by email at