Community Partners

Through NBI, Canisius works with 100+ nonprofit groups, block clubs, schools and other community organizations, pairing volunteers and resources with the greatest needs. Projects include providing free bookkeeping support for small businesses, harvesting crops in the East-West Community Garden, tutoring students of all ages, and much more. 


Join Us

If your organization would like to become an NBI partner and work with Canisius, please get in touch:

Mary Rech Rockwell,  Ph.D.
The New Buffalo Institute

School Partnerships

Through NBI, Canisius currently supports local schools with a variety of initiatives, including afterschool tutoring and STEM enrichment programs, hands-on environmental education and outreach, and creative writing workshops. Of these 45 school partners, 19 are also student-teacher placement destinations for education majors from our School of Education and Human Services. 

View School and Community Partners

Nonprofit Organizations


Social Service Organizations

Other Nonprofits

Best Self Behavior Health

Batavia Detention Center


City Mission

Black Lives Resist in the Rust

Clara’s Closet

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

Compass House

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

ENERGY Tutoring


Buffalo United Front

Endeavor Health Services

Buffalo Zoo

Evergreen Health

Clean Air Coalition

Habitat for Humanity


Court Watch


Harbor House


East West Community Garden


Harvest House


Institute for Autism Research


Hilbert College

International Institute of Buffalo


Horizon Health Services

Justice for Migrant Families

Jericho Road Community Health Center

Kino Border Initiative


Jewish Family Services

Mt. Olive Church

Journey’s End Refugee Services

Open Buffalo

Little Portion Friary

Partnership for the Public Good

Lt. Matt Urban Hope Center

Raíces Theatre

People Against Trafficking Humans (P.A.T.H.)

Restore of Communities Assoc. (ROCC)


Pediatric Clinic on Allen St. 

Say Yes to Education


People’s Park

Stand Up for Racial Justice

Response to Love Center


The Teacher’s Desk

Salvation Army


Upper Room Church of God in Christ

Spectrum Health Services

Westminster Economic Development

Initiative (WEDI)

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy

West Side Bazaar

Vive La Casa


West Side Community Services



Young Adult Lift Transitions Program (Y.A.L.T.)