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Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses and serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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COVID-19: CNYCF & Philanthropy Center Reopening Update

As local businesses and nonprofit organizations reopen during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our partners, staff, and neighbors remain our top priorities. View Update (8/19/20)

COVID-19 Community Support 
The COVID-19 Community Support Fund, along with our affiliate funds, is providing flexible resources to organizations working with those who are disproportionately impacted by the outbreak. Learn More

Black Equity & Excellence Fund
We are committing to invest a minimum of $1 million over the next few years to address racial equity in our communities. Learn More


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    Anonymous Donor Leaves $2.2 Million Gift to Local Charity

    A generous gift established an endowed fund that will support local nonprofit organizations providing healthcare and animal care.
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    Grants Support Local Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

    We responded to COVID-19 by adjusting our spring Community Grant round to prioritize emergency relief efforts in Onondaga and Madison counties.
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  • Announcement

    LeadSafeCNY Map Shows Neighborhood Investments

    We committed to invest $2 million to help put an end to lead poisoning in Syracuse. See the impact our investments have made so far.
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    Say Yes Syracuse Joins Forces with Community Foundation

    We are assuming the governance of Say Yes scholarships and personnel from Say Yes to Education, Inc.
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