National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County

Creating and Implementing a Strategic, Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organizational Culture

Heading into our 40th year, we want to create a strategic plan and undergo an affiliate-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion training that ensures and promotes belonging and justice for Board members, staff, volunteers, and participants. We will also collect and share stories across the mental health spectrum to reduce stigma and promote equity.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
AMOUNT: $15,000

Perpetual Motion

Have you heard the Tower Foundation’s origin story?  It has now been freshly told by Cassandra Gainer in the recent issue of Traffic East, a Western New York journal celebrating entrepreneurial and creative energy.  Gainer interviewed daughters Mollie Byrnes and Cynthia Doyle in telling the story of Peter and Elizabeth Tower’s life together and how they came … Continued