Meet our Summer 2019 Grant Partners

Author: Don Matteson

The Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation is pleased to announce its recent grant awards totaling nearly $1.1 million to 11 organizations for projects benefitting Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties in Massachusetts; and Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State.

According to Tracy Sawicki, the Foundation’s Executive Director, “These projects show many different ways our partners can help the young people we hope to serve. From individuals to the overall community, there’s a lot we can do to help people where they are and help them get to where they want to be.”

Meet our new grant partners:

New York

  • Buffalo Collegiate Charter School — $80,000 for Increased Student Interventions and Supports for Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Daemen College — $65,997 for Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE)
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District — $75,117 for Trauma-Informed Educational Practices Expanded Implementation
  • Mental Health Advocates of Western New York (as fiscal sponsor) — $70,100 for Join the Conversation Anti-Stigma Campaign
  • Parent Network of Western New York — $100,372 for Family Support and Advocacy
  • The Summit Center — $250,000 for Summit Academy Enhanced School Model


  • Cape Abilities — $120,000 for The Growing Futures Training Program at Cape Abilities Farm
  • Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation — $71,500 for Transitional Youth Intensive Outpatient Program v.2
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (as fiscal sponsor) — $180,000 for Island Disability Coalition
  • Roca — $25,000 for Roca’s Intervention Model in Lynn


  • Beneficient Technology, Inc. (for Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, & Nantucket Counties, Mass.; Erie and Niagara Counties, New York) — $34,804 for Transforming the Teacher Toolkit to Serve Students with Learning Disabilities

We look forward to working with our grant partners on these wonderful projects!