Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $27,286 to Oswego County Nonprofits

November 3, 2016 (Oswego, NY) –  Eleven local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $27,286 from the Oswego County Community Foundation (“OCCF”).

Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library received $850 to provide free early-childhood summer art classes to help introduce and expose community youth to fine arts.

Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) received $3,325 to support the continuation of its Breakfast and Lunch for Weekends and Crisis Food/Hygiene Support projects.

CNY Arts Center received $3,000 to purchase and install fire retardant, noise reducing blackout curtains to meet fire safety standards for the Center’s performing arts space.


Scenes from CNY Arts Center production of Seussical, Jr.

Friends of Fulton Parks received $2,250 to support the installation of accessible pathways to Recreation Park as part of its Recreation Park Revitalization Project.

Fulton Family YMCA received $1,725 to purchase supplies to help expand its Girls Rock program, which seeks to promote positive self-image, skill-building, teamwork and community engagement.

Fulton Jazz Festival received $2,500 to expand its 2017 festival to include an educational programming component with group classes for students and workshops for music educators.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways received $1,600 to support the College Life 1-Day program in collaboration with Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Branch to help ninth and tenth grade girls in Oswego County prepare for college explore college opportunities.

Fulton Kiwanis Recreation Association received $2,250 to complete renovations to its Kid Haven clubhouse to ensure secure storage of maintenance and sports equipment and to build a handicap-accessible bathroom.

Oswego County Historical Society received $3,100 to upgrade outdated display room lighting in exhibit galleries to protect and preserve archival collections.

Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue received $2,784 to purchase new handheld receivers for the Project Lifesaver program, which seeks to help locate missing high-risk youth and adults with dementia.


Scenes from CNY Arts Center production of Seussical, Jr.

Oswego Health Foundation received $3,902 to purchase equipment, teaching aids and educational materials to support its Community Health Plan.

These grants were made possible with support from the Oswego County Community Foundation, A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital Health Fund, NBT Bank Fund and The Emerick Fund.

The Oswego County Community Foundation

The Oswego County Community Foundation, created in 2013, is a geographically specific fund created to serve as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to nonprofits serving residents of Oswego County. Grants are awarded from the endowment fund annually to aid vital programs in education, health, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Oswego County.

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 $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 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 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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