Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to 39 local students.

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The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund offers grants to support special projects, make new investments or provide additional staff training – filling in the gaps that aren't covered by government sources or other private funding. Grant applications will accepted until March 5, 2021.

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When Bob Vitkus passed away last year, his estate named the Community Foundation the recipient of $10 million to support outdoor parks and recreation areas, a cause that had significant importance to him.

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We recently distributed $539,877 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties through our Community Grantmaking program.

Dismantling Institutional Racism: The Beginning of Our Journey

We believe that addressing structural racism and racial disparities is the first essential step towards reaching our vision for Central New York: to be a vibrant community with opportunity for everyone. But in order to partner with our community in making change in this way,...

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Find updates on steps the Central New York Community Foundation and CNY Philanthropy Center are taking to operate safely.

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The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity to Cortland County nonprofit organizations this winter.

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The Community Foundation recently awarded a second round of grants from its new Black Equity & Excellence Fund. Grants from the fund support Black-led nonprofit organizations and projects that counteract systemic racism.

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The Central New York Community Foundation has hired a new accountant.

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The Central New York Community Foundation is distributing more than $128,000 in grants to help local nonprofit organizations measure and demonstrate program impact.