Pulaski Fund Awards $29,100 in Grants

August 28, 2018 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $29,100 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations serving the greater Pulaski area. Bethel Community Center received $4,700 for exterior repairs and improvements as part of an ongoing effort to restore the Center’s historic building to its original status. Friends of Oswego County Hospice received $2,000 to

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Local Group Encouraging Adult Residents to Learn for Advancement

Nearly 5,000 Onondaga County residents each year participate in adult education, which includes English-as-second-language, high school equivalency and secondary school completion services. Yet this is only a small fraction of the population that needs help, according to Mark Cass, executive director of North Side Learning Center. “These services are only reaching 15 percent of the adults in our community in

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CNY Film Professionals Launches Website to Unite Growing Film Industry

When one thinks of Syracuse, salt city or home of the orange may come to mind.  But if it were up to Elias Gwinn, founder and president of the nonprofit organization CNY Film Professionals, Syracuse would be synonymous with “film production hotspot.”  Gwinn’s extensive experience in film has positioned him as the perfect local ambassador for sharing the area’s potential

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‘Popping the Question’ About Charitable Giving: Karin DeLaney

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

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CNYCF Staff Member’s Spirit and Love for the Community Will Continue to Help Others

David Kilpatrick’s wholehearted commitment to helping nonprofits shone in the extensive relationships he built within and beyond his immediate network at the Central New York Community Foundation. His spirit and love for the community will now continue to help others for years to come through the David Kilpatrick Memorial Fund. David was a valued staff member of the Community Foundation

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On Point for College Relocates with Students’ Needs in Mind

Students are taught to believe that knowledge and a hearty work ethic are the keys to obtaining a college education. However, many students possess these capabilities and yet still find themselves excluded from opportunity. The impact that a healthy support system has on an individual’s quest for higher education is often overlooked by those who are fortunate enough to have

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Cayuga Fund Distributes More than $70,000 in grants

July 16, 2018 (Cayuga County, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $70,245 to 22 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ABC Cayuga, Inc. received $2,000 to create a toddler play area that addresses the unique developmental needs and play interests of young children. Auburn Public Theater received

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