Studies based on federal census data have helped shine a light in recent years on Syracuse’s high poverty rates.

A woman leading a group through a presentation.

The Central New York Community Foundation is awarding a $15,000 grant to Interfaith Works to promote completion of the 2020 Census with New Americans and seniors, two populations that are notoriously undercounted in the decennial count.

Children enjoy the petting zoo at the Salmon River Festival in Pulaski.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $28,376 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the greater Pulaski area.

A family poses with the Easter Bunny.

The STEHP program provides people facing eviction with the resources to stay in their home while the Transitional Housing program provides families with short-term and long-term housing assistance necessities.

Dancers practice at the Auburn Public Theater.

The Cayuga Community Fund, awarded $73,050 to 24 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County.

The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees.

The Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected three new members and appointed new officers.

Upstar Academy receiving certificate from The Leadership Classroom.

UPSTAR Academy, an organization that provides mentoring, educational tutoring, and athletic training to adolescent males.

Woman going around the community for the U.S. Census.

The New York State Census Equity Fund today announced its first round of grants totaling more than $500,000 to six organizations to help support efforts across the state to reach hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census.

A child creating arts and crafts.

WHOLE ME recently received a $35,900 grant from the Central New York Community Foundation to expand its afterschool program to accommodate more children who are deaf or hard of hearing.