Cortland Bright Ideas 2024

Applicants were invited to submit a ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their nonprofit and explain how that idea will help the organization to better serve its community.

See what impact Say Yes is making toward the future success of our young people.

Two scholarships of $3,100 will be awarded and may be renewable annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipients’ continued full-time matriculation in their program of study and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

Read a personal message from Melanie and view a video to learn what drives her passion for philanthropy and community collaboration.

The Black Equity & Excellence Advisory Council is charged with reviewing grant proposals and making funding recommendations as well as identifying gaps and opportunities to create a more equitable and economically inclusive Central New York for the Black community.

Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit grant proposals for enhancing their organization and better serving their community.

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The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $769,999 in grants to local nonprofits.

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The bridge loan fund will help nonprofit organizations continue essential community services while awaiting the receipt of approved grant funding.

More than $3.1 million is now advancing housing, business development and lending through our local impact investing program.

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The LeadSafeCNY coalition will now be able to hire a coordinator thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.