The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that receives contributions from private donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive.

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Year Founded

1927

Total Assets

$366M

Grants Awarded

$20.5M

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News & Stories

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News Releases January 19, 2022

Grant Supports Unmet Needs of Afghan Evacuees Entering Syracuse

InterFaith Works of CNY (InterFaith Works) recently received a $65,000 community grant from the Central ...

Blogs January 17, 2022

Reflections: Communications to Advance Racial Equity

Katrina Crocker, vice president, communications explains how asset framing within our narratives can help advance ...

Downtown Cortland
News Releases January 3, 2022

Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit their ‘bright idea’...

Publications December 9, 2021

The Bastable Family Collection

Giving Voice Fall 2021

Blogs December 4, 2021

Reflections: Engaging Donors in our Racial Equity Efforts

Tom Griffith, vice president of development, tells us about his department's efforts to learn best ...

Stories November 23, 2021

Whole Me Creates Real Change for CNY's Deaf Community

An important quality of Whole Me is that when a person who is deaf walks ...

Woman holds baby up in the air
News Releases November 21, 2021

Community Foundation Receives Funding to Connect Residents to Expanded Tax Credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit help families with necessary expenses like ...

Blogs November 18, 2021

‘Popping The Question’ About Charitable Giving: Madelyn H. Hornstein

Hear from Madelyn H. Hornstein, CEO, Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC, on how she ...

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.
Stories November 15, 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs: Giving from the Heart

“I realized that the people in this community were the same people who helped me ...

Man in dress shirt standing outside
News Releases January 19, 2022

Grant Supports Unmet Needs of Afghan Evacuees Entering Syracuse

InterFaith Works of CNY (InterFaith Works) recently received a $65,000 community grant from the Central ...

Blogs January 17, 2022

Reflections: Communications to Advance Racial Equity

Katrina Crocker, vice president, communications explains how asset framing within our narratives can help advance ...

Downtown Cortland
News Releases January 3, 2022

Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit their ‘bright idea’...

Publications December 9, 2021

The Bastable Family Collection

Giving Voice Fall 2021

Blogs December 4, 2021

Reflections: Engaging Donors in our Racial Equity Efforts

Tom Griffith, vice president of development, tells us about his department's efforts to learn best ...

Stories November 23, 2021

Whole Me Creates Real Change for CNY's Deaf Community

An important quality of Whole Me is that when a person who is deaf walks ...

Woman holds baby up in the air
News Releases November 21, 2021

Community Foundation Receives Funding to Connect Residents to Expanded Tax Credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit help families with necessary expenses like ...

Blogs November 18, 2021

‘Popping The Question’ About Charitable Giving: Madelyn H. Hornstein

Hear from Madelyn H. Hornstein, CEO, Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC, on how she ...

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.
Stories November 15, 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs: Giving from the Heart

“I realized that the people in this community were the same people who helped me ...

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