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New York State Census Equity Fund Awards $1.4 Million to Community Organizations for 2020 Census Outreach

  (December 5, 2019) NEW YORK, NY – The New York State Census Equity Fund today announced its second round of grants, totaling $1,437,000, to 56 organizations to support efforts across the state to reach hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census. Historically, some populations—including communities of color, low-income households, immigrants, rural households, and young children—have been undercounted in the census.

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PULASKI FUND IN FINAL PUSH TO REACH $10,000 GOAL

November 20, 2019 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund’s Advisory Committee has raised more than $8,000 toward its fundraising goal of $10,000. With less than one month remaining to raise $2,000 by December 15, the Advisory Committee is working hard to meet its goal in this final stretch. Doing so will make the Fund eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar

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Caring Soul Leaves Generous Gift for Others

Larry Daley’s license plate may have read BOPREY, standing for ‘birds of prey,’ but he was nothing like the fierce hunters he so admired. The life-long Cazenovia resident is remembered for being friendly, caring and nurturing to both animals and his fellow man. Now, Larry’s generosity will be living on beyond his lifetime to benefit students from his alma mater,

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Community Needs Assessment Improved with ‘Data Dating’

November 21, 2019 – Enhancements to a community assessment tool, designed by the Central New York Community Foundation, are making it easier for area nonprofits to analyze their programming in real-time, ‘match’ with partner organizations, and evaluate the greatest concerns of those they serve. Community assessment is a major focus of the Community Foundation’s Performance Management Learning Community (PMLC), now

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Home Headquarters: Supporting Landlords to be EPA Certified

Renting a home can be demanding time for families. As they relocate from former living spaces they are faced with sorting out financials, signing leases, and moving their belongings, among countless others tasks. But something commonly missing from the list is leaving these families at risk – the ability to identify lead in the new residence. Ed Perry, a local

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Veterans Return Home from Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 14; New Fund Set to Sustain Honor Flight

As 80 Veterans are coming in for a landing at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, crowds of people are gathered outside the gate. Some hold decorative posters or handmade signs with personal messages, while others grasp American flags. But they all bear one visible characteristic: A smile from ear to ear as they await the arrival of the heroes returning

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Community Foundation Awards New Grants to End Lead Poisoning

First Grants Showing Noticeable Outcomes, One Year In October 17, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has awarded its second round of LeadSafeCNY grants, totaling $342,500, to help address childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse. In its first year, the initiative resulted in the installation of lead-free windows and doors in 27 Syracuse housing units; 60 income-eligible residents moved into new, affordable, lead-free

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