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People of All Abilities Find a Healthy Outlet through Physical Activity

Nearly $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 1, 2018—Tennis is a sport loved by many, yet it isn’t always accessible for people of all ages or abilities. A grant awarded to Move Along by the Central New York Community Foundation will soon make this fun and dynamic sport accessible to all. Move Along began

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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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Tillie’s Touch offers children life lessons on and off the soccer field

Dale Johnson, founder of Tillie’s Touch, tears up when he speaks about how the organization came to be. It’s was a weekend morning and Johnson was settling into his favorite recliner when an ESPN feature on Nick Madaras captured his undivided attention. Madaras was killed by an IED while serving in Iraq on September 3, 2006. While overseas, Nick asked

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Community Foundation Awards Grant to Address Street Violence & Related Trauma

Nearly $345,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 12, 2017 – It is 1:00 a.m. on a warm summery evening. Most of the city is asleep, but Timothy Jennings-Bey is driving down the dark, quiet Syracuse streets to another grisly murder scene. Soon he will be met with a grieving mother who just witnessed her

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Community Foundation Awards Grants to Measure Poverty Program Effectiveness

October 4, 2017- The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded $169,999 in grants to help charities serving residents living in poverty with measuring, evaluating and communicating their effectiveness towards change. In 2016, the poverty rate in Syracuse increased from 31 to 32.1 percent. At the same time, 47 percent of city children under the age of 18 were living

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