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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 (7/1/20)

COVID-19 Community Support
The COVID-19 Community Support Fund, along with our regional and affiliate funds, are 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


Upcoming Application Deadlines

JUL 10

Capacity Building Application Deadline

OCT 9

Community grants deadline


Upcoming Events

SEP 22

N.E.W.S.: Creating Strategic Partnerships in the COVID-19 Era Nonprofit Landscape

OCT 6

Annual Professional Advisor Event

  • 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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  • News

    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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  • Announcement

    CNYCF Commits $1 Million toward Racial Equity

    We are committing to invest a minimum of $1 million over the next few years through a new Black Equity & Excellence funding priority.
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  • Coronavirus

    Coalition Forms Fund for COVID-19 Support

    Community Support Fund to help nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
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