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In the next few years, $22 billion is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Over the next 50 years, the expected transfer for Central New York is estimated at $240 billion.

If just five percent of the projected transfer through 2019 could be invested at the Community Foundation in an endowed fund, nearly $1.1 million would be gained. Figuring a five percent (5%) grant payout, an estimated $55 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community.

Central New York* Data

2010 Net-Worth   10-Year Transfer of Wealth  
 ($ billions) Per Household ($ billions) Per Household
$57.49 $188,900 $21.95 $72,100
5% Capture Grants Available Annually
($ millions) Per Household ($ millions)
$1,097.30 $3,600 $54.86

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Onondaga County
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Oswego County
Cortland County
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*Central New York includes Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison and Cortland Counties. Research provided by: RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, September 2011.


  • Lee Gatta

    My husband Joe and I decided to pay support forward by establishing a charitable giving plan.

  • Linda Dickerson Hartsock

    Volunteerism, giving and community involvement are central to our family value system.

  • The Linns

    We love Central New York and we feel that it is our responsibility to help make it a better place to live.

  • Catherine Winger

    I feel so fortunate to be able to create a fund that will provide for the community that I have called home for my entire life.

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