Meet our Spring 2019 Grant Partners

Author: Don Matteson

The Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation is pleased to announce its recent grant awards totaling nearly $1.3 million to 15 organizations for projects benefitting Erie and Niagara Counties in Western New York, as well as Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Essex County in Eastern Massachusetts.

“It’s a great privilege to support these organizations as they work to improve the lives of those the Foundation serves. We’re very excited to see how these grants help advance their efforts.” said Tracy Sawicki, the Foundation’s Executive Director.

Meet our new grant partners:

New York

  • Catchafire Foundation – $115,000 for Tower Foundation Catchafire Platform Launch
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services – $50,000 for Chalk Talk Pilot in Buffalo
  • GiGi’s Playhouse – $119,600 Start-Up Funds for GiGi’s Playhouse
  • Rock Autism – $20,000 for Rock Autism Multimedia Vocational Programs
  • Say Yes to Education – $86,073 for Say Yes Buffalo School-Based Prevention Program
  • Western New York Opportunities Collaborative – $75,000 for Start Up Support


  • Boston Children’s Hospital – $50,000 for Early Literacy Screener
  • Brookline Community Mental Health Center – $55,000 for Bridge Program Expansion into Barnstable County
  • Center for Public Representation – $250,000 for Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Citizens Inn – $12,000 for Building Resiliency in Kids (BRiK)
  • Essex County Community Foundation – $25,000 for Impact Essex County Data Website and 2019 Funders Summit
  • Fidelity House – $100,000 for Merger of Fidelity House and Career Resources Corporation
  • Health Law Advocates – $150,000 for Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids (MHAP for Kids)
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Services – $121,726 for DO NO HARM: Building a Culture of Responsible Alcohol and Drug Use on Martha’s Vineyard
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society – $58,430 for Nature-Based Vocational Internships for Young People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities in Essex and Dukes Counties

We look forward to keeping you posted on their progress!