Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

February 20, 2019 (Cayuga, NY)- The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County. The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year, one-third of which is allocated to projects that address health, wellness and nutrition.

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Early Childhood Alliance Partners with Help Me Grow to Launch Help Me Grow Onondaga

Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) has partnered with Help Me Grow to launch Help Me Grow Onondaga to offer help to parents whose children wrestle with health or developmental issues. All information will now be located in one, easy to access, centralized location: 211. “Raising a happy and healthy child is one of the most important jobs we have as a

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Family Captures Daughter’s Legacy by Forging Relationships with Young People

Twenty-one years ago Janice Geddes faced the unthinkable. She lost her beloved daughter Jenna when she was murdered by a young man just released on parole. While the tragedy changed Geddes’ life in an irreversible way, it could not rob her of something fundamental to her spirit: her capacity for compassion and caregiving. “To keep Jenna’s memory alive, I needed

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Community Members Develop Friendships with Nursing Home Residents

$695,292 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties January 22, 2019—Melonie Unger fondly remembers celebrating her childhood birthdays each year with her grandmother. They would spend the day together shopping at her favorite department stores and eating at special restaurants. Now, Melonie devotes time during retirement to making new memories with her friend Shirley Beckeman, a resident

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Raises $17,930 During Fundraising Campaign

January 14, 2019 (Pulaski, NY)– The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $17,000 in community contributions during its fall 2018 appeal. Sixty-five contributions totaling $17,930 were collected during the campaign. This generous support from businesses and community members helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $10,000 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the

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Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

Cortland, NY (January 11, 2019) – The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity for Cortland County nonprofit organizations this winter. The Cortland County Bright Ideas grants program, launched in 2018, is supported through the generosity of the Fenstermacher Fund and other local donors who were inspired to give back to the Cortland community. Nonprofit applicants are

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New Otisco Lake Preserve Connects Community to Natural Beauty

Several cascading streams flow through a 36-acre preserve and into a lake below. A hiking trail passes through mature forest and descends steeply to the water’s edge. Along the lake’s shore, visitors will find a flat point flanked by rugged shale cliffs. This new nature preserve, found along Otisco Lake, might never have happened if it hadn’t been for the

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