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Support the International Institute of Buffalo

We are a fantastic investment! 85% of every dollar spent goes to programming!

Immigrants and refugees are an important part of Western New York’s future. Welcoming these families is fundamental to the region’s economic viability and long-term success. When they succeed, our entire community succeeds too. We’re very thankful to the generous Western New Yorkers who have supported our work, and we continue to count on your assistance.

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Donate Funds

Every dollar counts! We appreciate your financial contribution to the Institute, no matter the amount. Your contribution may also be tax deductible. To learn more about which donations may be eligible, please contact a tax advisor. For more information about donations, please email

Donate Goods

The items and gift cards you donate directly help New American families turn their houses into homes and support their daily needs. We accept any items on our high-demand wish lists through Amazon, Target and Walmart. You can also gift second-hand furniture, cleaning supplies and other household goods by appointment. Please note: We do not accept clothing.

To schedule a donation, email us at or call (716) 883-1900 ext. 329.

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Good Neighbor Society

The Good Neighbor Society is our annual fund, which augments various government sources and provides the reliable unrestricted financial support that’s critical to delivering vital services.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your business or foundation can sponsor our events and programs in exchange for recognition. This type of marketing shows your commitment to our cause, and it’s good for your bottom line.

Donor-Advised Funds

To give through your donor-advised fund, please contact your fund account manager or log into your online account. The Institute’s federal tax ID number is 16-0743052. Remember to include your name and address so we can properly acknowledge your generous contribution.

Real Estate and Personal Property

Provided there are no restrictions on the sale of your property, the appraised value of your gift will be credited. Donations of appropriately-zoned buildings may be used for client housing, warehousing or administrative purposes.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 ½ or older, you are permitted to donate up to $100,000 directly to the Institute from your IRA account. These gifts are fully exempt from income tax. Please contact your IRA account administrator to learn more. Our federal tax ID number is 16-0743052.

Gifts of Stock and Publicly Traded Securities

Stock, bonds or mutual funds you choose to donate are sold upon receipt. The Institute’s federal tax ID number is 16-0743052.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Matching gifts augment your contribution and are recognized in addition to your pledge. Please check with your employer to see if they match your charitable gifts.


The Institute graciously accepts charitable bequests, including cash donations and life insurance or a percentage of your estate or property.