This year, we partnered with local community leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to find innovative and effective solutions to community-wide issues.
The Early Childhood Alliance
is a collection of community partners working to encourage a more holistic and collaborative approach to meeting the needs of our region’s youngest residents. This alliance receives space and technical assistance from the Community Foundation.
The Greater Syracuse HOPE Initiative
is a collaboration of community members and leaders endeavoring to reduce the incidents and ramifications of poverty in our city’s neighborhoods. The Community Foundation provides facilitation, convening, administrative and grant support to this collaborative effort. Learn more about the HOPE Initiative
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Greater Syracuse
is an effort to assist low to moderate-income Syracuse households in using less energy and creating homes free of health and safety hazards that may otherwise impact education and employment. The Community Foundation provides convening, facilitation and funding assistance. Learn more about GHHIGS
The Human Service Leadership Council (HSLC)
is a regional network of human service agencies working together to provide coordinated responses to human service needs. The Community Foundation provides grant, management and facilitation support. Neighborhood Greening Grants
offer mini-grants that fund the costs of volunteer-driven, environmental improvement projects conducted by neighborhood associations, schools and community groups. The Community Foundation provides grant funding and administrative support to the Syracuse Parks Conservancy to administer this program.Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders
is an eight-week training program focused on increasing the pool of diverse nonprofit board members in our community. The Community Foundation assists with program development, funding and implementation. Work Train is a workforce development initiative designed to create job opportunities for low-income residents in Central New York. The Community Foundation joined more than 20 community partners to provide funding for this program.