Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

March 3, 2016 (Cayuga, NY)- 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 application deadline is March 31, 2016. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County. Visit to learn more about the Cayuga Fund application and guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact

The Cayuga Community Fund is a geographically specific fund administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Created in 2008, the Cayuga Community Fund benefits residents of Cayuga County by serving as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to not-for-profits serving that county. Thousands of dollars are expected to be granted from this endowment fund annually to aid vital programs in education, health and wellness, nutrition, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Cayuga County.

As of March 31, 2015, the Cayuga Community Fund had granted nearly $200,000 to nonprofit groups. Funding for these grants is made possible with support from the Cayuga Community Fund, the Cayuga Health Association Fund and the Dr. Henry Romano Fund for Children.


About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $190 million. It awarded $9.9 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $135 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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