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Community Foundations are tax-exempt public charities that help people accomplish their philanthropic goals. Donor funds are managed professionally and endowed assets are designed to grow over time.

The long-term goal of a community foundation is to build permanent funds that will support community needs in perpetuity. By responsibly stewarding those funds and making grants to various causes, your local community foundation is making a difference in this region.

Watch: What is the Central New York Community Foundation?

Community foundations provide:

  • Personalized services, tools and resources that fit donor objectives and community needs
  • Solutions to make giving an easy, flexible and effective process
  • Local expertise and in-depth understanding of community challenges and needs
  • Community leadership in meeting those challenges and needs


Since 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation has been stewarding the charitable dollars of generous donors and supporting our nonprofit organizations as they work to address the region’s most pressing challenges.

Learn more about the Central New York Community Foundation.

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  • The Hezels

    Making quality learning opportunities available to those who seek it has been at the heart of our charitable giving.
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  • The Wests

    We are proud to know that our fund will reflect our appreciation for the people in this area that mean so much to us.
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  • The McCurns

    Dad taught us the joy of giving to others and inspired us to do the same in our own lives.
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  • The Peckhams

    We plan to support the community that is important to us while still leaving more than enough to our children.
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