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More than $500,000 Awarded to Support Local Organizations

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January 14, 2021- The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $539,877 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties through its Community Grantmaking program. The program funds projects in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, human services and the environment. A Tiny Home for Good Syracuse received $35,000 to restore property that will

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More than $250,000 in Grants Awarded to Black-Led Organizations

The Community Foundation recently awarded a second round of grants from its new Black Equity & Excellence Fund. Grants from the fund support Black-led nonprofit organizations and projects that counteract systemic racism. Fifteen grants were distributed, totaling $252,194: 411 Publishing & Media (Fiscal Sponsor: OnPoint for College) received $11,000 to create the Syracuse Black Expo Business Online Directory that will

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Seven Local Organizations Graduate from Leadership Training Program

Leaders from seven local grassroots and nonprofit organizations recently graduated from The Leadership Classroom (TLC), an initiative of the Central New York Community Foundation. After participating in monthly training sessions over the course of a year, each group received a $3,500 grant to implement a community project that is proposed and planned during their training. Each organization is addressing a

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Lead Poisoning in the Time of COVID-19

Finding safe, lead-free housing in Syracuse was an issue before COVID-19 caused a global upheaval. But now, during a pandemic that has led to financial strain across our community, the risk of childhood lead poisoning is amplified. New York State and the nation are currently in an eviction moratorium, which means that tenants who have experienced hardship due to the

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Grants Support Local Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

A total of $685,925 in grants made to 24 nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties. August 4, 2020– Guided by the Council on Foundation’s pledge to “act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners, as well as the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19,” the Central New York Community Foundation responded to COVID-19 by adjusting

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A total of $685,925 in grants made to 24 nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties.

Guided by the Council on Foundation’s pledge to “act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners, as well as the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19,” the Central New York Community Foundation responded to COVID-19 by adjusting its spring Community Grant round to prioritize emergency relief efforts in Onondaga and Madison counties. The Council on

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Philanthropy & Government Coalition Forms Fund for Cayuga County COVID-19 Support

The Cayuga Community Fund announced today that it has established the Cayuga County COVID-19 Fund in partnership with the United Way of Cayuga County to support nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time operating grants on a

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Staff Advancement Grant Opens Doors for Nonprofit Employees

More than twenty years ago, Mike and Elaine Crough identified a common challenge among social service employees – that a large number of those working below the executive level lacked opportunities for further training and advancement. “With a little financial help, these hard working individuals could expand their horizons and future compensation while adding even greater value to the organizations

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Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $28,600 to Local Nonprofits

Thirteen local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $28,600 from the Oswego County Community Foundation (“OCCF”). “I am extremely proud of our ability to make this year’s grants toward important community needs,” said Randy Zeigler, OCCF chairperson. “Our leadership council appreciates the hard work of the staff of this region’s many nonprofit organizations. I look forward to the time when our

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launched its annual fundraising campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing $10,000 in donations. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000, for contributions received on or before December 15, 2019. This yields a potential for $20,000 of growth in a permanent endowment that

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