Young girl balancing on one leg

It’s common to see adults with visual or physical impairments engaging in adaptive recreational activities, but there is often a lack of opportunity for youth—most notably on the sports field. The Upstate Foundation's "Blind Sport Expo" is changing that.

Older woman sits at a table

Interfaith Works has received $35,000 to assist low-income, older adults in the waning stages of the pandemic.

Nikki Jones

Nikki R. Jones is creating and trailblazing a path for black women in her community.

Who Want Smoke BBQ staff and students

For Tamica Barnett, barbecues have the potential to uplift communities while creating a newfound sense of understanding and comradery.

Foster grandparents with children

"Data Dating" pairs non-profits together to better serve the communities they represent.

Bob Vitkus stands outside

Dr. Robert J. Vitkus adored the outdoors, and Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today seeks to continue his vision.

COVID-19 changed the way local artists interacted with their audiences. CNY Arts were committed to supporting them, and the valuable work that they contributed.

Black Media Mogul Maker attendant

Central New York is bursting with creativity; Black Media Mogul Maker seeks to amplify its potential.

Lead Picture

Central New York has been a victim of lead poisoning for decades. We hosted a community-wide event to discuss ways to address this destructive problem in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.