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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Grant Awarded to Connect Children with Rescued Animals for Emotional Support

More than $550,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties July 10, 2018—Many of the animals living at the Haven at Skanda in Cazenovia are endangered and have been abused. Now, with the help of a $20,000 grant awarded by the Central New York Community Foundation, those same animals have been rescued, and are helping children who

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Literacy Council Primes Cortland County Children for Success

In rural Cortland County, only 24% of third graders are testing proficiently on New York State English Language Arts exams. This is especially important because third grade marks a turning point in early education: at that time, children typically are expected to stop learning to read and begin reading to learn other subjects. To keep on track towards this goal,

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Pete’s Perspectives: A Look at the State of the Nonprofit Sector

Earlier this year, we encouraged local nonprofits to have their voices heard through the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. NFF released the results of the survey last week, reflecting the perspectives of more than 3,400 participants nationwide representing nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the topline themes that came from the survey

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Graduates From The Leadership Classroom Ready to Serve Community

June 27, 2018 – Reggie Kelley, a mentor in the Syracuse City School District, was compelled to help alleviate the struggles of homeless and impoverished children after making a jarring discovery. Reggie learned that more than 10% of all children in the district are homeless. As a man of strong faith and compassion, he knew he could not stand idle

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