The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1974 by Dr. James MacCallum as a means to improve the quality of life in Wyoming County. Since 1977, the Wyoming Foundation has actively supported a wide variety of cultural, educational and human services organizations.
In 2007, the Wyoming Foundation joined forces with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in order to expand our capacity and philanthropic scope and better serve the residents of our area.
As a result of this partnership, the dedicated volunteer leaders of the Wyoming Foundation will be able to concentrate on responding to the current and emerging needs of Wyoming County. What’s more, we will have the opportunity to tap the expertise and significant resources of CFGB.
Originally an important source of funding for the Wyoming County Hospital, the Wyoming Foundation expanded its scope to provide support for the community’s general needs in the late 1980’s. Its $3.5 million endowment, built by gifts and bequests from numerous individuals and groups has most recently provided grants to the Arts Council for Wyoming County, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, Read Around Perry, and various libraries in the county. Its largest fund, the Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund provides educational support to students in the Warsaw Central Schools.