Oswego County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Application

The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Oswego County. The grant application deadline is July 15, 2018.

Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns and preservation of historic resources. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000. The maximum grant awarded to any single project will be $5,000. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Oswego County. Nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] serving Oswego County residents may apply.

Effective this year, organizations will be asked to submit their applications using a new online grant application. Please visit cnycf.org/oswego to learn more about the application process and guidelines.

For more information, please contact Jan Lane at 883-5546 or email OswegoGrants@cnycf.org.

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. To learn more about the Oswego County Community Foundation, including how to make a contribution, visit http://www.cnycf.org/oswego. The Oswego County Community Foundation is an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, www.cnycf.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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