Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund Supports COVID-19 Response

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund announced today that it is modifying its grantmaking this year to support nonprofit organizations in the region that are working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

The fund will rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to nonprofits whose operations support vulnerable populations stressed by the outbreak. The Pulaski Fund is seeding the effort with its own contribution and encourages individuals, institutions, and companies to donate as well. Grants will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.

Gifts can be made online at https://cnycf.org/pulaskicovid19 or by check made payable to “CNY Community Foundation” with a note “for Pulaski COVID-19 support”. Checks should be mailed to “CNY Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, New York 13202” or by contacting Thomas Griffith, vice president, development at (315) 422-9538 or tgriffith@cnycf.org.

Eligibility criteria and the application process for nonprofits requesting funding are available at https://cnycf.org/pulaskicovid19.

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The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area. Established in 1991 with seed funding from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust and sustained through critical community matching challenge grants, the endowment exists to ensure that the citizens of the Pulaski area have a means of supporting the nonprofit services and resources that are so important to the vitality of a community. Since its inception, the Fund has provided nearly $375,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. People can learn more about the Fund and contribute at www.cnycf.org/Pulaski. The Pulaski Fund is an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

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