NYPA's People, Projects, and Funding Help our Communities
From hosting community events to economic development to contributing major financial support, NYPA seeks to have a positive impact in our host communities and across the state. We help fund museums, recreation areas, and environmental projects, but we also host movie nights, Halloween parties and Envirothons. And many NYPA staffers are active as volunteers in the communities where they live and work. Here's a sampling of NYPA's local contributions:
A new picnic pavilion with a central hearth at Island View Park in the village of Waddington, along with a separate building with bathrooms and catering facilities.
A free summer camp focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the Niagara Power Vista, the newly renovated visitor center at the Niagara Power Project.
A new intermodal transit hub for the City of Tonawanda.
A $1.7 million grant to the Explore & More children’s museum to establish a 40,000 square-foot facility on Canalside in downtown Buffalo for exhibits and educational play zones.