A Piece of History in Aurora Promotes Message of Tolerance and Justice

On any given day behind the Emily Howland Elementary School in the town of Aurora, you may see a person or two milling about, picking weeds from beneath the rocks and tidying up the landscape that surrounds a coveted horse chestnut sapling. It’s not just any sapling, though, but one from the very tree that grew outside of where Anne

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Speiser Fund Announces Largest Grant Award

April 30, 2018 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,000 to Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc. (ATI) to host a series community events that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. People with disabilities continue to face

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Grant Opportunities Available for Initiatives that Support Women and Girls

April 19, 2018 – The Women’s Fund of Central New York is now accepting grant applications. This year, preference will be given to applications that request funding for planning, operating expenses, and/or organizational capacity building. Funding may be used to cover costs related to: Planning (e.g., data gathering; consultants; meetings) Operation (e.g., administrative salaries; utilities) Capacity Building (e.g., staff and

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Grant Awarded to Enhance the Lives of Senior Citizens and Children

More than $110,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties April 16, 2018—Every weekday, 66 year-old Grandpa Ray looks forward to seeing his “grandchildren” at the PEACE, Inc. (PEACE) Head Start Merrick School. Ray once struggled with unemployment and alcoholism after leaving the Navy. He found himself homeless and abandoned by his relatives. Now, he spends his

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

April 12, 2018 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Pulaski or the Town of Richland. The grant application deadline is May 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.

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$45,000 Infused into Cortland County through New Grant Program

Cortland, NY (April 4, 2018) – The Central New York Community Foundation awarded its first-ever Cortland County Bright Ideas grants to nine nonprofit organizations. Each received a $5,000 grant toward a program enhancement. The grants were awarded through the Fenstermacher Fund, which was established at the Community Foundation in 2001 to broadly support causes in Cortland County. Last year, a

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