Cayuga Fund Distributes More Than $73,000 in Grants

July 23, 2019 (Cayuga County, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $73,050 to 24 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ACR Health received $3,900 to support the new Q Center in Auburn, located at The Westminster Presbyterian Church. This important collaboration and partnership will bring much needed

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Making Syracuse Lead Safe, One Window at a Time

Syracuse’s aging housing stock, of which a high proportion is privately-owned rental units, is still poisoning children with lead, nearly 40 years after lead paint was banned. That is because deferred maintenance on low-income rental properties has led to chipping, flaking and peeling paint that can be accidentally ingested or inhaled by dust. The responsibility of keeping these homes safe

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Community Foundation Announces New Hires

July 19-, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees. Dara Harper, Events and Communications Associate Dara joined the Community Foundation in April as Events and Communications Associate. She is responsible for planning and executing Community Foundation events and provides general communications support. She previously served as Development Manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and

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New Program Addresses Mental Health Needs of Refugees

Central New York is home to more than 11,000 New Americans who have rebuilt their lives here. Many turn to local nonprofits for support to establish economic and social-self-sufficiency, long after the initial resettlement period. English-as-a-New-Language (ENL) lessons and housing assistance are primary support services refugees have access to, while mental health services are far less common. The lack of

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Fund Helps Send Extraordinary Talent to International Competition

The ladies of the Perfect Fourth youth barbershop quartet were gathered at the home of their tenor, Gabby Galanti, on a Friday afternoon. The group excitedly discussed their biggest challenge of the year – the International Rising Star competition in Manchester, England. They had their sights set on competing, but realized they’d need to raise funds in order to make

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