Community Foundation Announces Staff Promotion

February 14, 2020 – The Central New York Community Foundation has promoted Gerianne Corradino to the position of Finance Manager. Corradino has worked for the Community Foundation since 2015 where she previously served as Finance Associate. Corradino is responsible for managing the organization’s grants and accounts payable processes as well as providing affiliate fund and board support. Corradino holds a

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ALLEN SPEISER MEMORIAL FUND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITY

February 13, 2020—The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund is now accepting grant applications. Grant applications will be accepted from programs that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. The application deadline is March 6, 2020. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit, human service organizations that serve people with disabilities in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland

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Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County. The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year, one-third of which is allocated to projects that address health, wellness and nutrition. Available grant funds vary each

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Pete’s Perspectives: A New Lead Ordinance

The Community Foundation took the unusual step last week of endorsing legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council. The proposed ordinance would make the presence of lead a housing code violation during interior housing inspections of one- and two-unit rental properties. Prior to this, homes could only be cited for visible chipping or peeling paint. This is our first-ever

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Brady Faith Center: Identifying a Pathway Out of Poverty

Walking the streets of the Southwest side of Syracuse every day is an ordinary practice for Kevin Frank, executive director of Brady Faith Center (Brady Faith). He stands for the values of building kinship among himself, Brady Faith and the community. The organization emphasizes that to build trust with the community, you must be within it. “It’s not doing for,

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CNY Community Foundation Backs New Lead Ordinance

January 28, 2020 – The Central New York Community Foundation announced today that it endorses proposed legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council to make the presence of lead a housing code violation during interior housing inspections. This is the first local policy endorsement of its kind from the region’s largest charitable foundation. “The Community Foundation has been an

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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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