WIN $$$!!!

Buffalo YIMBY 2017 offered two incredible ways to win $ for participating organizations!  2018 promises to offer even more exciting opportunities!  Stay tuned for more details which will be announced soon!

2017 Prizes:

The YIMBY Kickstart Award: The Community Group, Grassroots Organization, Block Club, or other Not-for-profit participating in this year’s YIMBY Festival, that brings in the highest number of attendees to the Saturday, April 29th event, will be awarded a $500 cash prize!

People’s Choice Award: Come to YIMBY with project ideas in hand and you will be eligible to win a People’s Choice Award in the amount of $500 for your project!

What could be better than spending the day with family, neighbors, old friends, and new friends at a festival that promotes the role of community groups as a positive force for change while celebrating and showcasing the hard, often volunteer-driven work that local leaders do all year round to make our city a better place, AND to have a chance to WIN $500 in cold hard cash!!!? It’s all about building and strengthening a network that supports positive change in Buffalo and that extends beyond this one day festival.  By providing a forum for YOU to engage, connect, and celebrate your accomplishments as well as celebrate each other’s efforts, YIMBY hopes to establish an ongoing dialogue between neighborhood leaders, citizens, policy makers, and other stakeholders.  We will encourage participants to embrace each other, uplift each other, and empower each other.


*Contest rules and regulations apply. Not everyone is eligible to win. Only not-for-profit organizations, clubs, or groups that have made significant positive impacts and continue to work toward making improvements in a neighborhood or neighborhoods that they serve, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for those who would be affected, may be eligible.  Eligible organizations must have a demonstrated need for financial assistance that will be awarded and Buffalo YIMBY reserves the right to select the winning organization that demonstrates their financial need in addition to meeting all above noted criteria.