Community Foundation Announces New Hires

July 19-, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees. Dara Harper, Events and Communications Associate Dara joined the Community Foundation in April as Events and Communications Associate. She is responsible for planning and executing Community Foundation events and provides general communications support. She previously served as Development Manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and

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New Program Addresses Mental Health Needs of Refugees

Central New York is home to more than 11,000 New Americans who have rebuilt their lives here. Many turn to local nonprofits for support to establish economic and social-self-sufficiency, long after the initial resettlement period. English-as-a-New-Language (ENL) lessons and housing assistance are primary support services refugees have access to, while mental health services are far less common. The lack of

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Fund Helps Send Extraordinary Talent to International Competition

The ladies of the Perfect Fourth youth barbershop quartet were gathered at the home of their tenor, Gabby Galanti, on a Friday afternoon. The group excitedly discussed their biggest challenge of the year – the International Rising Star competition in Manchester, England. They had their sights set on competing, but realized they’d need to raise funds in order to make

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Local Effort Increases Accessibility for those with Epilepsy

Living with epilepsy can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their sleep. Often times, people with epilepsy require constant 24-hour supervision to prevent life threatening and unprovoked seizures. Heritage Farm (the Farm) is working to alleviate these stressors for their residents in a unique way. Heritage Farm is one of only two agencies in Madison County that provide

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‘POPPING THE QUESTION’ ABOUT CHARITABLE GIVING: STEVE JACOBS

A U.S. Trust study found that people want their financial advisors to ask them about charitable giving. In fact, a third of clients surveyed think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them. Wondering how to start a conversation about

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New York State Census Equity Fund Awards $500,000 to equip nonprofits for 2020 Census outreach

Central & Western New York receive $100,000 to assist New York Immigration Coalition in encouraging New Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census (May 20, 2019) NEW YORK, NY – The New York State Census Equity Fund today announced its first round of grants totaling more than $500,000 to six organizations to help support efforts across the state to

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