The John R. Oishei Foundation enhances the economic vitality and quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region through grantmaking, leadership, and network building.
The John R. Oishei Foundation envisions the Buffalo Niagara region as a safe, healthy, thriving, culturally rich, and diverse community with equitable opportunities for all.
Our Core Values
Respectful to Others
We treat all people and communities with honesty, integrity, and the utmost regard.
Inquisitive and Communicative
We build trust, strengthen relationships, and improve effectiveness by working in a clear and transparent manner.
We encourage partnerships and collaborations in order to produce broader results and achieve an even greater impact.
We promote knowledgeable, passionate leadership as the most effective way to address critical issues in the region.
We believe that a variety of perspectives— including (but not limited to) each person’s ethnicity, race, age, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity — contributes meaningfully to our work.
Agile and Innovative
Understanding that community needs often change—sometimes quickly—we need to be agile and innovative in order to make progress.