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Literacy Council Primes Cortland County Children for Success

In rural Cortland County, only 24% of third graders are testing proficiently on New York State English Language Arts exams. This is especially important because third grade marks a turning point in early education: at that time, children typically are expected to stop learning to read and begin reading to learn other subjects. To keep on track towards this goal,

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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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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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Learn How You Can Help Change the Face of Central New York

In 2010, the Central New York Community Foundation commissioned a study on the impact that imminent estate transfers will have on the region. Over the next few years, local individuals and families will leave an unprecedented $22 billion to their relatives after they pass away. How much of this enormous generational transfer of wealth will stay in this community? Now,

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