Caroline Palmer: Local Teacher Leaves Sizeable Bequest to Support the Community

When one of Central New York’s long-time school teachers passed away last year, her estate named the Central New York Community Foundation the recipient of nearly $300,000 to serve our community’s greatest needs. Caroline Palmer, known to her many relatives as Aunt Carol, made everyone feel special and worthy of her attention. Whether it was a family member, one of

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John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Donates $10,000 for COVID-19 Relief

In response to needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust donated $10,000 to the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund (“Pulaski Fund”), bringing the fund’s total available grantmaking dollars to nearly $40,000 this year. “The Greater Pulaski community is eternally grateful to the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust for its extremely generous donation to the Greater

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Our Fundholders Respond: Bob and Toni Salisbury

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what Bob and Toni Salisbury had to say: What inspired you to give during this crisis? If you’re going to support the community in this crisis, it’s a no-brainer to support this fund. In reviewing the organizations this fund has

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COVID-19: CNYCF and Philanthropy Center Update

As local businesses and nonprofit organizations start to reopen during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our partners, staff, and neighbors remain our top priorities. We are taking precautions in a way that allows us to continue our work, help those in need of resources and contribute to efforts that will limit the spread of the

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Pete’s Perspectives: On Racial Equity and Community Trauma

Whether in Minneapolis, Louisville, New York City, Brunswick, GA or elsewhere – what we are witnessing at the moment are just the latest examples of outright racial oppression that goes back generations. In Syracuse, one need look no further than the dreadful distinction that our city holds in having the highest rates of concentrated poverty for African American and Latinx

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Oswego Funders Collaborate to Help Residents During COVID-19 Crisis

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s March 26 board meeting agenda focused on reviewing applications for its first grant round of the year. By then the coronavirus pandemic had closed schools and non-essential businesses in New York. The state was under stay-at-home orders to prevent spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. The Foundation’s board set aside their agenda to discuss how

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