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Community Foundations are tax-exempt public charities that help people accomplish their philanthropic goals. Donor funds are managed professionally and endowed assets are designed to grow over time.

The long-term goal of a community foundation is to build permanent funds that will support community needs in perpetuity. By responsibly stewarding those funds and making grants to various causes, your local community foundation is making a difference in this region.

Watch: What is the Central New York Community Foundation?

Community foundations provide:

  • Personalized services, tools and resources that fit donor objectives and community needs
  • Solutions to make giving an easy, flexible and effective process
  • Local expertise and in-depth understanding of community challenges and needs
  • Community leadership in meeting those challenges and needs


Since 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation has been stewarding the charitable dollars of generous donors and supporting our nonprofit organizations as they work to address the region’s most pressing challenges.

Learn more about the Central New York Community Foundation.

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  • Lee Gatta

    My husband Joe and I decided to pay support forward by establishing a charitable giving plan.
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  • Linda Dickerson Hartsock

    Volunteerism, giving and community involvement are central to our family value system.
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  • The Linns

    We love Central New York and we feel that it is our responsibility to help make it a better place to live.
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  • Catherine Winger

    I feel so fortunate to be able to create a fund that will provide for the community that I have called home for my entire life.
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