Future Fund of Central New York Seeks Letters of Intent
January 8, 2014 (Syracuse, NY) – The Future Fund of Central New York is requesting letters of intent from nonprofits with projects concerning neighborhood revitalization and/or community engagement. Such projects should seek to catalyze and empower residents to create sustainable communities leading to job creation and providing a basis for economic growth and greater resident well-being.
The letter of intent deadline is January 31, 2014. One grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded in May 2014. Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Onondaga or Madison counties are encouraged to apply. More information about the Future Fund and a letter of intent form is available at www.futurefundofcny.org. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Hurley at 315-883-5554 or DHurley@cnycf.org.
The Future Fund of Central New York is a member-driven giving circle administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Its mission is to involve and empower emerging philanthropists to make our community a better place to live and work. Annual membership dues are contributed to an endowment at the Community Foundation, and members vote on the grant topic and projects. While the endowment builds, matching donors provide the funding for immediate grantmaking.
About the Central New York Community Foundation
Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $143 million. It awarded $8.3 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $120 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. The Community Foundation, of 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, can be reached at (315) 422-9538 or http://www.cnycf.org