The Community Foundation is your local resource for philanthropy. We work daily to collect contributions from private donors, manage them to grow over time, and then distribute funding to local charities to help them thrive. We are here to serve you, our donors and our community.

Staff

With extensive knowledge of our community’s changing needs, our staff is uniquely suited to assist you with your philanthropy and charitable giving; grants, collaborations and initiatives that invest in our nonprofit community; and usage of the Philanthropy Center.

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Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who are responsible for managing the Foundation’s assets, developing new funds and making grants to the organizations that the Community Foundation and its donors support.

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Careers

Visit this page often to view our latest job openings.

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News & Stories

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News Releases July 27, 2021

Policy Paper Released: The Social & Economic Impacts of Supporting Black-Led Organizations

A policy paper outlines our rationale for investing intentionally and publicly in the support and ...

Stories July 26, 2021

Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage | Syracuse Women in Philanthropy

Sage's estate at the time of her death consisted of close to $50,000,000, almost all ...

Foxes on grass
News Releases July 20, 2021

First-Ever Grants Distributed from $10 Million Estate Gift to Support Local Outdoor Parks and Recreation

The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $301,000 in grants from the Dr. Robert ...

family standing at beach at sunset
Blogs July 19, 2021

Wealth Planning: Charitable Giving Across the Generations

Jan Lane, development officer, takes a look at the changing landscape of generational philanthropy.

Stories July 13, 2021

Go West, Young Wyatt!

The inaugural recipient of the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund, Wyatt recently packed up ...

Stories July 12, 2021

Rescue Mission to Open 10-Bed-Shelter for Homeless and Runaway Youth

The shelter will provide a safe and affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ youth.

News Releases July 1, 2021

Community Foundation Announces Promotion and New Hire

Announcing the promotion of Darrell Buckingham and our new hire, Elisia Gonzalez.

Peter Dunn
Blogs June 30, 2021

PETE’S PERSPECTIVES: As a Community Foundation, We Are Built for the Long Term

Peter Dunn leads us through how our efforts have been recognized in recent months by ...

Graphic image of faces for Black Equity & Excellence Fund
News Releases July 27, 2021

Policy Paper Released: The Social & Economic Impacts of Supporting Black-Led Organizations

A policy paper outlines our rationale for investing intentionally and publicly in the support and ...

Stories July 26, 2021

Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage | Syracuse Women in Philanthropy

Sage's estate at the time of her death consisted of close to $50,000,000, almost all ...

Foxes on grass
News Releases July 20, 2021

First-Ever Grants Distributed from $10 Million Estate Gift to Support Local Outdoor Parks and Recreation

The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $301,000 in grants from the Dr. Robert ...

family standing at beach at sunset
Blogs July 19, 2021

Wealth Planning: Charitable Giving Across the Generations

Jan Lane, development officer, takes a look at the changing landscape of generational philanthropy.

Stories July 13, 2021

Go West, Young Wyatt!

The inaugural recipient of the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund, Wyatt recently packed up ...

Stories July 12, 2021

Rescue Mission to Open 10-Bed-Shelter for Homeless and Runaway Youth

The shelter will provide a safe and affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ youth.

News Releases July 1, 2021

Community Foundation Announces Promotion and New Hire

Announcing the promotion of Darrell Buckingham and our new hire, Elisia Gonzalez.

Peter Dunn
Blogs June 30, 2021

PETE’S PERSPECTIVES: As a Community Foundation, We Are Built for the Long Term

Peter Dunn leads us through how our efforts have been recognized in recent months by ...

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