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A policy paper outlines our rationale for investing intentionally and publicly in the support and celebration of Black members of our community.

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The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $301,000 in grants from the Dr. Robert J. Vitkus Fund; more than $1 million in additional grants distributed from other funds to local nonprofits.

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

View a new heat map and video demonstrating the impact of our neighborhood investments so far through our LeadSafeCNY initiative. 

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Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2019-2020 Report Card to demonstrate the positive impact it is having on students.

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The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $73,708 to 16 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County.

On June 16, 2021, the Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected three new members and appointed two new officers!

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

A mobile unit is prepping to respond to a crisis for Oswego Behavioral Health.

OCCF is now accepting grant applications!

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“I love that today’s libraries have items that are a little out of the ordinary,” added Metzger. “Every library in our system has a unique thing: one library has a power tool selection for loaning, another has fishing poles and we have disc golf sets....