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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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  • The Reids

    It feels wonderful to know we can make a difference even after we are gone.
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  • Mary Mathews

    After I am gone, myfund will still be giving in my parents’ names to support the current needs of our community.
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  • Anne Lloyd

    I now feel a strong desire to help others by giving back to the same community that so greatly impacted my life.
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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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