The First Niagara Foundation is committed to investing in education and initiatives at the pre-K through 12 level which contribute to the enhancement of the learning environment and provide equal opportunity for all students to reach their potential.

Of particular interest are programs that:

  • Address one or more of the following: School Readiness, Literacy, Low High School Graduation Rates, Opportunities for Out of School Time, and improvement in College and Career Readiness
  • Are designed to improve education attainment and enhance the educational experience especially for disadvantaged students
  • Provide quality mentoring opportunities for students