Women’s Fund Awards $36,900 to Planning Initiatives that Support Women and Girls

August 3, 2017 (Syracuse, NY) – Six nonprofit organizations from Onondaga, Madison and Cayuga counties were awarded grants from the Women’s Fund of Central New York. The grants, totaling $36,900, will fund strategic planning efforts for projects that support the advancement and full participation of women and girls. Grants will be used to cover costs related to planning, such as data gathering, research, consultants or meetings.

Cayuga-Seneca Community Action Agency received $8,000 to work with a consultant to develop a program that will promote financial self-sufficiency and independence among survivors of domestic violence.

Child Care Solutions received $8,400 to assess the current state of child care in Cayuga and Onondaga counties to learn the best way to support women that use child care services.

Early Childhood Alliance received $7,500 to hire a consultant as it prepares for the launch of Help Me Grow Onondaga, a new initiative designed to support parents and children in the first five years of life.

Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation received $3,000 to assess programming and partnerships to better serve women and girls by helping them drive contemporary social change.

Syracuse Northeast Community Center (SNCC) received $7,000 to support its Northeast Women’s Health Study, which will gather data about women on the Northside to help reduce the rates of teen pregnancies.

In addition, Lockheed Martin provided the funding to award one grant to a program that serves female veterans and/or science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education:

Clear Path for Veterans received $3,000 to support the integration of software which will allow Clear Path to better support female veterans, active duty, reserve and guard members.


The Women’s Fund of Central New York supports, empowers and recognizes the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York through an endowment fund, grants and initiatives. Since its inception in 1998, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $285,000, and has grown its endowment to more than $1 million. For more information or to make a donation visit: www.womensfundofcny.org.

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 more than $226 million. It awarded $14 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $170 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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