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TOGETHER, WE WILL MAKE AN IMPACT IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

Over the past 16 years, WEDI's proven programming has helped thousands of students and hundreds of entrepreneurs in Western New York to succeed in school and run thriving small businesses. 

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Your contribution WILL make BIG impact.

  • $25 can jump-start a refugee child's English language learning with a day of programming

  • $50 can provide one entrepreneur with two training sessions to start a business

  • $250  can revitalize a business district by assisting in the startup of a new business, creating up to 3 jobs

  • $500 can fund a microloan, providing vital capital necessary for disadvantaged entrepreneurs to start and grow their business

  • $1,000 can incubate a beginning business for two-and-a-half months at WEDI's West Side Bazaar

Want to learn more about the West Side Bazaar and the Capital Campaign?

See the West Side Bazaar tab above or email Erin Kelly, Director of External Relations, or Laura Munson, Capital Campaign Manager.

Vision

WEDI’s vision is that all residents of Western New York can succeed and thrive in a culturally inclusive community.

Mission

WEDI strengthens communities through a continuum of educational and financial resources, removing systemic barriers to economic equity for all Western New Yorkers.