Madison County Rural Poverty Fund Supports COVID-19 Response

The Madison County Rural Poverty Fund, a regional fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, announced today that it is supporting 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 Madison County Rural Poverty 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/madisoncovid19 or by check made payable to “CNY Community Foundation” with a note “for Madison 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 now available at https://cnycf.org/madisoncovid19.

 

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity established in 1927 that collects contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $280 million and has invested more than $200 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of strategic initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time.

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