Category Archives: CNYCF News

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

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‘POPPING THE QUESTION’ ABOUT CHARITABLE GIVING: David Ayoub

A U.S. Trust study found that people want their financial advisors to ask them about charitable giving. In fact, a third of clients surveyed think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them. Wondering how to start a conversation about

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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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Speiser Fund Announces Grant Awards

April 16, 2020 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,388 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. AccessCNY received $1,763 to increase the hours and responsibilities of trainees in its workforce program at Provisions Bakery and Restaurant, which helps

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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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Regional and Affiliate Partners Collecting and Disseminating Funds for COVID-19 Relief

Regional and affiliate partners are now collecting and disseminating funds for COVID-19 relief. While we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our neighbors face disproportionate challenges due to unexpected time off from work, unplanned child or health care expenses and lack of access to adequate food and shelter. The Central New York Community Foundation’s

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