13Thirty Cancer Connect: Empowering Young Adults with Cancer

Before Melissa Spiker passed away from cancer at the age of 19, she made her mother promise her something: that she would help young adults and teens impacted by cancer after she was gone. After her daughter’s passing in 2001, Lauren Spiker founded 13Thirty in Rochester, NY with Melissa’s request in mind. The nonprofit organization provides support to young people

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Nearly $850,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties

January 22, 2020—The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded the following grants to local nonprofit organizations: Arts at the Palace received $20,000 to support Script to Stage, an arts-based residency program at the Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY. Boys & Girls Clubs received $25,000 to launch the Junior Staff Program for youth who are looking to explore a career

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Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity to Cortland County nonprofit organizations this winter. Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit their ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their organization and better serving their community. The simple online form can be accessed at cnycf.org/cortland and must be submitted by Monday, February 24, 2020. The Cortland County Bright Ideas grants

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Staff Advancement Grant Opens Doors for Nonprofit Employees

More than twenty years ago, Mike and Elaine Crough identified a common challenge among social service employees – that a large number of those working below the executive level lacked opportunities for further training and advancement. “With a little financial help, these hard working individuals could expand their horizons and future compensation while adding even greater value to the organizations

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Raises $14,730 During Fundraising Campaign

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $14,000 in community contributions during its fall 2019 appeal. Sixty-three contributions totaling $14,730 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 combined total raised to $24,730.

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Enhancing Greenspace in Syracuse Neighborhoods: RISE Garden

  Greenspaces are important for the welfare of the environment, but they can mean even more to the strength of a neighborhood. Communities that construct communal gardens can enhance the interaction and relationship between residents. Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment (RISE) transformed an abandoned lot into something beautiful. Families living in the Lodi Street area struggle with accessing fresh produce since

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