Exceeding Expectations
Between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, we received $34 million in gifts and bequests and distributed more than $18 million in grant support to nonprofit organizations in Central New York and surrounding areas.

Black Equity & Excellence Funding
Our Black Equity & Excellence Fund was designed to help reverse patterns of historic underinvestment and build the momentum necessary to create lasting social change for the community by funding Black-led community-based projects that promote and encourage self-sufficiency, embody excellence and address physical and economic conditions that affect quality of life. The fund also encourages dialogue that will strengthen race-related matters and support social and educational growth in the community. This year we distributed 16 grants totaling $254,000.

Community Grantmaking
We offer a wide variety of funding opportunities, the largest of which is our Community Grants program. We provide grant funding to nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties for projects that promote community impact, capacity building and diversity in the areas of arts and culture, civic
affairs, education, health, human services and the environment. This year we distributed 47 grants totaling $1,901,497.

Rural Poverty Support
The Madison County Rural Poverty Fund is our effort to support poverty-related issues and organizations in Madison County. We committed to tackling this issue through multiple approaches including funding, impact investing and community leadership. This year we distributed seven grants totaling $58,521.

Additional Grantmaking
We also distributed 114 small grants totaling $209,381; 4 literacy grants totaling $154,041 including operational support for Imagination Library; and 3 Strategic Partnership Fund grants totaling $60,000 to support nonprofit mergers and affiliations.

To view a list of all our grants, click here.