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Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County. The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year, one-third of which is allocated to projects that address health, wellness and nutrition. Available grant funds vary each

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Pete’s Perspectives: A New Lead Ordinance

The Community Foundation took the unusual step last week of endorsing legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council. The proposed ordinance would make the presence of lead a housing code violation during interior housing inspections of one- and two-unit rental properties. Prior to this, homes could only be cited for visible chipping or peeling paint. This is our first-ever

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Brady Faith Center: Identifying a Pathway Out of Poverty

Walking the streets of the Southwest side of Syracuse every day is an ordinary practice for Kevin Frank, executive director of Brady Faith Center (Brady Faith). He stands for the values of building kinship among himself, Brady Faith and the community. The organization emphasizes that to build trust with the community, you must be within it. “It’s not doing for,

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CNY Community Foundation Backs New Lead Ordinance

January 28, 2020 – The Central New York Community Foundation announced today that it endorses proposed legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council to make the presence of lead a housing code violation during interior housing inspections. This is the first local policy endorsement of its kind from the region’s largest charitable foundation. “The Community Foundation has been an

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13Thirty Cancer Connect: Empowering Young Adults with Cancer

Before Melissa Spiker passed away from cancer at the age of 19, she made her mother promise her something: that she would help young adults and teens impacted by cancer after she was gone. After her daughter’s passing in 2001, Lauren Spiker founded 13Thirty in Rochester, NY with Melissa’s request in mind. The nonprofit organization provides support to young people

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Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity to Cortland County nonprofit organizations this winter. Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit their ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their organization and better serving their community. The simple online form can be accessed at and must be submitted by Monday, February 24, 2020. The Cortland County Bright Ideas grants

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