Category Archives: CNYCF News

Pete’s Perspectives: Mitigating a Census Undercount in CNY

The Community Foundation is committed to using data to measure where we are and where we want to go. We foster opportunities for those that use local population data, such as staff members within nonprofits, school districts and governments, to share what they know and what they have learned about trends and issues both with each other and with the

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27 Year Love Story Cut Short; Legacy Lives on in $2.5 Million Estate Gift

February 28, 2019 – When Bruce Lane passed away last year, his combined estate with long-time partner Steven Gillette named the Central New York Community Foundation the recipient of over $2.5 million to support nine organizations important to them during their 27 year-long love story. Both Lane and Gillette died young, cutting short their retirement years – Gillette in 2010

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Green Lakes Center Offers Children a Unique Connection to Nature

The Green Lakes State Park Educational Center is closed on one dreary, cold morning of December, but that doesn’t keep Katie Mulverhill, environmental educator, from turning away the few people that trickle in to see what the building is all about. “Feel free to look around,” she says to one gentleman as she sits on a cushioned bench overlooking Green

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Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

February 20, 2019 (Cayuga, NY)- 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.

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Early Childhood Alliance Partners with Help Me Grow to Launch Help Me Grow Onondaga

Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) has partnered with Help Me Grow to launch Help Me Grow Onondaga to offer help to parents whose children wrestle with health or developmental issues. All information will now be located in one, easy to access, centralized location: 211. “Raising a happy and healthy child is one of the most important jobs we have as a

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Family Captures Daughter’s Legacy by Forging Relationships with Young People

Twenty-one years ago Janice Geddes faced the unthinkable. She lost her beloved daughter Jenna when she was murdered by a young man just released on parole. While the tragedy changed Geddes’ life in an irreversible way, it could not rob her of something fundamental to her spirit: her capacity for compassion and caregiving. “To keep Jenna’s memory alive, I needed

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Community Members Develop Friendships with Nursing Home Residents

$695,292 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties January 22, 2019—Melonie Unger fondly remembers celebrating her childhood birthdays each year with her grandmother. They would spend the day together shopping at her favorite department stores and eating at special restaurants. Now, Melonie devotes time during retirement to making new memories with her friend Shirley Beckeman, a resident

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