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More than $110,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Madison County

January 23, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $113,858 in grants to three nonprofit organizations serving Madison County. Earlville Free Library received $18,858 to create a new children’s area, computer laboratory and teen lounge. The designated space will enhance the library’s ability to provide customized materials and services to children and youth. The Earlville Free Library offers

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New Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

Cortland, NY (January 9, 2018) – The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity for Cortland County nonprofit organizations this winter. The Cortland County Bright Ideas grants program is supported through the generosity of the Fenstermacher Fund and other local donors who were inspired to give back to the Cortland community. Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit

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Bethel Community Center in Pulaski Gets Second Life

Linda and Ron Crandall remember the Bethel Community Center, located at Port Ontario, as a community hub for residents of the greater Pulaski area. While growing up, they both attended square dances there a couple of times a month. The building, built in 1848, holds a long history in the small town. But for many years, the center faced neglect.

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Bellevue Height’s New Playground Helps Children Learn through Play

When we watch children playing together on a playground, we see smiling faces, laughter and enjoyment as they climb obstacles, push swings and slide. But what we can’t see as easily is the critical development naturally taking place. “A child’s physical, social, emotional, and language development plays a critical role in his or hers success at school,” said Susan LaFex,

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Seven Local Groups Start the Leadership Classroom

December 6, 2017 – Thirty representatives from local community groups have begun an eight-month intensive training program through the Central New York Community Foundation. The Leadership Classroom (TLC), an initiative of the Community Foundation, conducts interactive training sessions to enhance the skills and leadership capacity of residents who are or want to be active in improving their neighborhoods. Upon completion

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Local Boxer Brings New Meaning to Heart Health Education and Awareness

Srdan Lukic may have fallen into the sport of boxing by accident, but it was his fighting mentality instilled in him at birth that would ultimately lead him to a bigger mission in life: raising heart health awareness and educating others in the Central New York community. Lukic was born in Bosnia with a congenital heart defect (CHD), transposition of

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