The Buffalo Museum of Science, the Cantalician Center for Learning, and the Family Help Center were awarded new Ford passenger vans from the Western New York Ford Dealers and its Ford Friendship Express program. The presentation was made Wednesday at the Buffalo Auto Show.

The Ford Friendship Express program was launched in 1996 and has donated new vehicles, valued at more than $1.7 million, to more than 68 organizations.

This year’s recipients were chosen by the Ford Friendship Express Committee, which has reviewed applications since putting out a call for submissions last November.