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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Mission: The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York (NFJC) is a human relations organization dedicated to overcoming racism, bias, and discrimination by building understanding, respect, and trust through education, advocacy, and community involvement.

Results: Thousands have been touched directly and indirectly by our work. Join us as we strive to make WNY a more just community for us all!

Target demographics: the community

Direct beneficiaries per year: many within our WNY community

Geographic areas served: Erie County

Programs: Community Build, Diversity training and a multitude of community outreach and initiatives.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed participating in the NFJC Dash for Diversity. All three of our children participated in the activities, games and running. It was well organized and provided family friendly, community experience.


Board Member

Rating: 5

The NFJC is an organization that in my years of human services, have been a vital resource in education, advocacy, and social acceptance regardless of race, gender, ability, or faith. They are a leaders in Community Relations and building bridges to understanding through social dialogues.


Board Member

Rating: 5

NFJC of WNY is a great organization doing much needed work!! It's been an honor to serve as a Board member. The staff are true professionals and have been great stewards of my donations and contributions to both maximize benefit to the community while sustaining the organization's vital programs and its long-term health.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1



Board Member

Rating: 4

Over my four years of involvement with the NFJC I have raised my awareness of the issues in the WNY community with respect to tolerance and inclusion as well as how I can have a positive influence on my neighbors. The greatest impact has been with my family -- as a result of taking the opportunity to invite them to a variety of NFJC events perceptions of ethnic and racially diverse individuals has changed for the better.