Together, we will make an impact in Western New York.

Over the past 15 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. 

Your contribution WILL make BIG impact.

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

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

  • $100 can fund a microloan, providing vital capital necessary for disadvantaged entrepreneurs to start and grow their business

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

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


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


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