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

$399M

Grants Awarded

$18.1M

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News & Stories

Central New York Community Foundation at Juneteenth Parade
News Releases August 15, 2022

Black Philanthropy Month | Juneteenth Inc. Receives $2,500 for Festival and Parade

Last month’s Juneteenth parade, a city-wide expression of pride, brought together the Black community in ...

Blogs August 13, 2022

Reflections: Capturing Data to Improve our Equity Efforts

Monica Merante explains why we are capturing new data on our donors to help improve ...

Headshot of Marie Norkett
Blogs August 8, 2022

‘Popping The Question’ About Charitable Giving: Marie Norkett, CFP®

Hear from Marie Norkett, CFP®, Wealth Advisor, SageView Advisory Group, on how she “pops the ...

Headshots of Lisa Alford and Martin Schwab
News Releases August 4, 2022

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICER

Lisa Dunn Alford, Executive Director, ACR Health and Martin A. Schwab, Trusts and Estates Tax ...

News Releases July 20, 2022

Community Foundation Partners with Resilia to Strengthen Nonprofits Serving Historically Excluded Communities

A new partnership between the Community Foundation and Resilia will support 25 organizations in the ...

Children on the playground
Blogs July 13, 2022

North Syracuse Early Education Program Receives $30,000 for Inclusive Playground

For children who are eager to spend time with their friends but have physical impairments, ...

Greater Pulaski Community Fund Logo
News Releases July 7, 2022

Pulaski Fund Awards Nearly $30,000 in Grants

Nearly $24,000 in grants will assist nonprofits serving the Village of Pulaski and the Town ...

hand holding growing money
Publications June 23, 2022

SPOTLIGHT ON: CHRISTOPHER HOYT, JD 

In anticipation of Professor Hoyt’s upcoming appearance in October, we’re sharing a few teasers from ...

Cayuga Community Fund Logo
News Releases June 23, 2022

Cayuga Fund Distributes More than $84,000 in Grants

The Cayuga Community Fund has announced its 2022 grant recipients.

Central New York Community Foundation at Juneteenth Parade
News Releases August 15, 2022

Black Philanthropy Month | Juneteenth Inc. Receives $2,500 for Festival and Parade

Last month’s Juneteenth parade, a city-wide expression of pride, brought together the Black community in ...

Blogs August 13, 2022

Reflections: Capturing Data to Improve our Equity Efforts

Monica Merante explains why we are capturing new data on our donors to help improve ...

Headshot of Marie Norkett
Blogs August 8, 2022

‘Popping The Question’ About Charitable Giving: Marie Norkett, CFP®

Hear from Marie Norkett, CFP®, Wealth Advisor, SageView Advisory Group, on how she “pops the ...

Headshots of Lisa Alford and Martin Schwab
News Releases August 4, 2022

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICER

Lisa Dunn Alford, Executive Director, ACR Health and Martin A. Schwab, Trusts and Estates Tax ...

News Releases July 20, 2022

Community Foundation Partners with Resilia to Strengthen Nonprofits Serving Historically Excluded Communities

A new partnership between the Community Foundation and Resilia will support 25 organizations in the ...

Children on the playground
Blogs July 13, 2022

North Syracuse Early Education Program Receives $30,000 for Inclusive Playground

For children who are eager to spend time with their friends but have physical impairments, ...

Greater Pulaski Community Fund Logo
News Releases July 7, 2022

Pulaski Fund Awards Nearly $30,000 in Grants

Nearly $24,000 in grants will assist nonprofits serving the Village of Pulaski and the Town ...

hand holding growing money
Publications June 23, 2022

SPOTLIGHT ON: CHRISTOPHER HOYT, JD 

In anticipation of Professor Hoyt’s upcoming appearance in October, we’re sharing a few teasers from ...

Cayuga Community Fund Logo
News Releases June 23, 2022

Cayuga Fund Distributes More than $84,000 in Grants

The Cayuga Community Fund has announced its 2022 grant recipients.

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