Showing strength in the face of unthinkable tragedy.

On Saturday, May 14th a thriving local grocery store in a historically Black neighborhood was targeted and 10 members of our community lost their lives because of the color of their skin. This horrific act of violence was rooted firmly in hate and racism. 

As we now grieve for these victims and their loved ones we must also respond. We must work together toward a more just and racially equitable community. Dozens of local funders are coming together to establish the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund. 



If you would like to make a donation by check, please mail to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

Make check payable: United Way of Buffalo & Erie County c/o Buffalo Together Community Response Fund 

All donations for the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund will be collected by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and managed and administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc. 


Purpose of the fund

The Buffalo Together Community Response Fund is built upon our collective desire to take action to address immediate needs in our community, long-term community rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color. While still in the early stages of development the group will listen and learn from communities of color to develop specific guiding principles and processes for directing the fund's resources. 


If you would like to support the victims and survivors of this heinous crime directly you can do so through the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund.


Fore more information on both the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund and the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund, please visit