Paper Released: The Critical Next Step to Address Lead Poisoning in Syracuse

The topic of lead poisoning has recently burst back into the scene in Central New York due to high-profile publicity and community action; however, it has been an ongoing issue in this region, and across New York State, for decades. Recently, we have seen a steady march forward toward progress, both in terms of increased resources devoted to the issue

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A NEW LOOK AT TRANSFER OF WEALTH

Imagine the difference we could make in our community if $55 million in grants were available to our local nonprofit organizations each year. For reference, the Community Foundation currently deploys about $3 million per year from its general funds towards community grants and strategic initiatives. That means we could distribute nearly 20 times more support to vital community programs each

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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. And

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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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