Patrick P. Lee Foundation

Our mission is to provide funding to those organizations having a positive impact in the areas of behavioral health, education, medical care & research, and human & community services. 

Grant Process

At this time, the Foundation is not accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) for grants.  

Foundation Spotlight

Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP)

Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP)
Started in 1992, the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) addresses the issue of food insecurity impacting the residents on Buffalo’s West Side.  MAP is committed to providing access to affordable, healthy foods and to educating youth on growing and cooking healthy foods.    In 2014, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation awarded $150,000 to MAP for the construction of a Community Food Training & Resource Center.  On July 13th, 2016, MAP broke ground on the new facility which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2017.  
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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, an organization founded in 1976, is committed to bringing the community of Buffalo together to build homes in order for everyone to have a decent place to live. So far the organization has built 277 homes in the Buffalo area and they plan to build 16 more in the year 2016. In 2014, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation awarded Habitat $90,000, for the purpose of having 5 modular homes transported to their installation sites.  On June 30th, 2016, Habitat installed a new house on Wende Street in the city of Buffalo. This house
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Buffalo Prep honors the Patrick P. Lee Foundation

Buffalo Prep honors the Patrick P. Lee Foundation
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation was honored at Buffalo Prep's Celebration of Achievement gala on May 4, 2016. The Celebration of Achievement recognizes Buffalo Prep scholars for their academic achievements at Buffalo Prep and their high schools.Similar to Buffalo Prep, the Lee Foundation is committed to being a catalyst for positive change in our region, specifically when it comes to educating our youth and putting them on a path to success. Each year, Buffalo Prep enhances the quality of life for more than 500 disadvantaged students an
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