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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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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