Video Institute Nonprofit Organizations

Helping Those In Our Own Backyard

Rooted in the mission of social justice, the Canisius College Video Institute aims to help the greater community while offering students a hands-on approach to filmmaking and doing social justice. Western New York is home to a rich, vibrant community of nonprofit organizations each with a mission to better the community while promoting social, cultural and ethical change and well-being. Since the founding of the Institute, over 85 nonprofit organizations in Western New York and abroad have been able to share their stories and advance their missions with the assistance of the Video Institute. Below are the list of a few of the many nonprofits in our own backyard that have been benefitted by our students' work.

Catholic Charities Habitat for Humanity Meals on Wheels
Peaceprints of WNY Tapestry Charter School Women and Children's Hospital
Ronald McDonald House Darwin Martin House Amanda Hansen Foundation
The Buffalo Zoo Cradle Beach Hispanics United of Buffalo
Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo Steadfast Foundation Child and Family Services
Journey's End Refugee Services Hull House Buffalo ReUSE
El Buen Amigo Food Shuttle of Western New York SPCA Serving Erie County
Dog Ears Bookstore & Literacy Center Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER Let Them LOL Vive La Casa
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse Upstate New York Transplant Services