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Pete’s Perspectives: On Racial Equity and Community Trauma

Whether in Minneapolis, Louisville, New York City, Brunswick, GA or elsewhere – what we are witnessing at the moment are just the latest examples of outright racial oppression that goes back generations. In Syracuse, one need look no further than the dreadful distinction that our city holds in having the highest rates of concentrated poverty for African American and Latinx

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Oswego Funders Collaborate to Help Residents During COVID-19 Crisis

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s March 26 board meeting agenda focused on reviewing applications for its first grant round of the year. By then the coronavirus pandemic had closed schools and non-essential businesses in New York. The state was under stay-at-home orders to prevent spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. The Foundation’s board set aside their agenda to discuss how

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Connecting Students with Academic Assistance during COVID-19

In March, most schools and educational institutions across the country closed due to the impacts of COVID-19, forcing many students to finish out their school year online. This transition wasn’t easy for children, especially those who rely on additional academic assistance. When schools shut down and these services came to a halt, WHOLE ME acted quickly to provide students who

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Our Fundholders Respond: The Waldman Family

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what the Waldman Family had to say:   What inspired you to give during this crisis? It is a scary time and we felt an overwhelming need to help, and the CNYCF provided a great opportunity. With lots of uncertainty, we

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COVID-19 Community Response Fund Assisting Neighbors in Need

In a typical month, the Central New York Diaper Bank distributes 100,000 diapers. This March, though, as the number of coronavirus cases grew exponentially in the United States, Diaper Bank leaders saw a 50% increase in demand. Even before Onondaga County reported its first verified case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the region was reacting to the

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Our Fundholders Respond: Andy Breuer

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what Andy Breuer had to say:   What inspired you to give during this crisis? “Giving Back” has always been the culture at Hueber-Breuer, so it was a natural response to give during the COVID-19 pandemic call to action. We are

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Our Fundholders Respond: Steve and Elaine Jacobs

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what Steve and Elaine Jacobs had to say: What inspired you to give during this crisis? Elaine and I look around and see how fortunate we are. We are safe and secure in our home and have what we need to get

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Our Fundholders Respond: Madelyn Hornstein

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what Madelyn Hornstein had to say:   What inspired you to give during this crisis? This crisis has affected so many different sectors of our community, in so many different ways.  We wanted to help in some way but didn’t know

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$60,000 Infused into Cortland County through Grant Program

The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $60,000 in the third year of its Cortland County Bright Ideas grants to twelve nonprofit organizations. This is the most awarded so far in Cortland Bright Ideas history. Each received a $5,000 grant toward a program enhancement. The Cortland County Bright Ideas grants program is supported through the generosity of the Fenstermacher Fund,

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