Pete’s Perspectives: A Look at the State of the Nonprofit Sector

Earlier this year, we encouraged local nonprofits to have their voices heard through the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. NFF released the results of the survey last week, reflecting the perspectives of more than 3,400 participants nationwide representing nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the topline themes that came from the survey

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Graduates From The Leadership Classroom Ready to Serve Community

June 27, 2018 – Reggie Kelley, a mentor in the Syracuse City School District, was compelled to help alleviate the struggles of homeless and impoverished children after making a jarring discovery. Reggie learned that more than 10% of all children in the district are homeless. As a man of strong faith and compassion, he knew he could not stand idle

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Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

June 21, 2018 – On June, 20, 2018, the Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected five new members and appointed new officers. The following new members were appointed to serve their first three-year term: Karin Sloan DeLaney, Principal, Sloan DeLaney, P.C. With over 20 years of experience in trusts and estates law, special needs planning and tax

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Fit Families: Empowering Parents and Children Through Physical Education

When the DeBoers selected the focus for the J. Henry & Martha E. De Boer Fund more than half a century ago, their goal was to help children suffering from vision problems, impaired hearing or kidney disease. They never could have predicted that all these years later their action would produce ripples of influence as far reaching as the shores

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Oswego County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Application

The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Oswego County. The grant application deadline is July 15, 2018. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns and preservation of historic resources. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000. The maximum grant

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Catching up with Joshua Allyn Engineering Scholarship Recipients: Sidney Perkins and Anna Kim

Thriving in their schooling, both Sidney Perkins and Anna Kim are just a few of the Joshua Allyn Engineering Scholarship recipients setting out to make a difference in their respective fields. The scholarship fund was established by Joshua Allyn to award a 4-year scholarship of $10,000 per year to a student majoring in any aspect of engineering. The scholarship, previously

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