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The John R. Oishei Foundation


Last profile update: 04/13/2018
Last grant data update: 08/26/2016

At A Glance

The John R. Oishei Foundation

726 Exchange Street, Ste. 510

Buffalo, NY United States 14210

Telephone: (716) 856-9490


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business






Incorporated in 1941 in NY - Founded by the late John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of integrated wiper systems and electronics. After the car Oishei was driving on a rainy night hit a cyclist, though not seriously, he vowed to improve driver visibility during inclement weather to prevent such accidents. His company introduced the first windshield wiper, the Rain Rubber, to the automobiles of the early 20th century.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region.