New Grant Opportunity Now Available

January 12, 2011 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity offering grants of up to $20,000 in the areas of interest to the J. Henry & Martha E. DeBoer and Dorothy F. Shoudy Funds.

The DeBoer Fund was established in 1977 for the benefit of children suffering defective eyesight, hearing or kidney diseases whose guardians are financially unable to provide the necessary care and treatment. The Shoudy Fund was established in 2009 and provides specific assistance to the hearing impaired in Central New York.

The following list is not exhaustive, but gives examples of the types of projects that could be supported by the DeBoer and Shoudy Funds.

  • Vision or hearing testing equipment
  • Grants to medical organizations to support medical, surgical or hospital care for children suffering from the above ailments who cannot otherwise afford it
  • Adaptive equipment for the visually or hearing impaired
  • Dialysis machines and equipment used by children
  • Physical or other therapy related to the above disorders
  • Programs related to juvenile diabetes
  • Programs for hearing impaired students
  • Camperships under specific circumstances (please speak with staff about this option before submitting)
  • Sign language interpreters in schools and at performing arts events

You are encouraged to apply.  Please use the Community Grant guidelines and application form that can be found here. Your narrative should be no more than 3 pages. Feel free to discuss your ideas with Community Foundation staff prior to submitting an application.

For consideration your completed application must be received by 4:30pm on Friday, February 11, 2011. Final decisions will be made March 23, 2011.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the Community Foundation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call David Kilpatrick at 315-883-5555.

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