The Buffalo Bills Foundation and NFL Foundation are joining to donate $400,000 to various nonprofit organizations working on the emergency response efforts to address the immediate needs of Buffalo’s East Side residents after the racial attack that happened on Saturday at a Buffalo grocery store.
The Buffalo Bills Foundation is donating $200,000 to support our local response efforts to the racist attack on the East Side.
The NFL Foundation will be matching that with an additional $200,000.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 18, 2022
A combined $200,000 will go directly to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund, which is a collaborative philanthropic effort in the city that will address the immediate and long-term needs of the community.
“On behalf of the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund, we are most grateful for the generous contributions from the Buffalo Bills Foundation and the National Football League Foundation that will allow us to create real change and emerge from the darkness of this heinous act,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President, and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “This Fund is a partnership to build upon the collective desire to take action and to work together as a community to address immediate needs, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that continue to marginalize communities of color.”
The Bills also partnered with Buffalo Go Green, African Heritage Food Co-op, the Resource Council of WNY, and UB Food Lab to arrange home food deliveries to those unable to come to a food distribution site.