$50,000 National Grant Awarded To Niagara University Community Service Initiative
Niagara University is one of three postsecondary institutions in the country – and one of seven organizations of any kind – to receive a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities.
The $50,000 awards were available to organizations “working to assemble partners to develop volunteer leaders to work toward multiplying the number of volunteers needed to address significant local issues.”
Niagara University will leverage the grant to address food insecurity in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where a recent study found that 70 percent of residents are eligible for food stamps and 15 percent of the city’s most vulnerable residents have urgent concerns for food.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to further extend our Catholic and Vincentian mission into Niagara Falls,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president. “With more people working to alleviate some of the challenges that come with a lack of access to nutritional foods, we can make a sustainable positive impact on the lives of our neighbors in need.”