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CNY Film Professionals Launches Website to Unite Growing Film Industry

When one thinks of Syracuse, salt city or home of the orange may come to mind.  But if it were up to Elias Gwinn, founder and president of the nonprofit organization CNY Film Professionals, Syracuse would be synonymous with “film production hotspot.”  Gwinn’s extensive experience in film has positioned him as the perfect local ambassador for sharing the area’s potential

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‘Popping the Question’ About Charitable Giving: Karin DeLaney

A U.S. Trust study found that people want their financial advisors to ask them about charitable giving. In fact, a third of clients surveyed think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them. Wondering how to start a

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Cayuga Fund Distributes More than $70,000 in grants

July 16, 2018 (Cayuga County, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $70,245 to 22 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ABC Cayuga, Inc. received $2,000 to create a toddler play area that addresses the unique developmental needs and play interests of young children. Auburn Public Theater received

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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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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 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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Community Foundation Announces New Hire and Promotion

April 3, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired one employee and promoted one. Kari Simpkins was hired as Program Associate. She assists with the implementation of the community grant program, special initiatives and nonprofit development programs. A native of Rochester, New York, Simpkins attended Syracuse University and holds a degree in Child and Family Studies with

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