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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.

Today, we are pleased to announce the Community Foundation’s next leader.

The Community Foundation’s board of directors has approved the hiring of Melanie Littlejohn as our next president & CEO.

The community foundation adds two Philanthropic Services Officers to the Development team.

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State-of-the-art resources and one-on-one coaching are being offered to 17 organizations that are primarily serving socially, culturally and economically diverse residents.

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Seventeen Black Equity & Excellence Fun grants, totaling $238,200, distributed to Black-led organizations.

"By supporting these organizations that are living by our belief in the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals as well as our equity values, we can provide immediate support to those being unfairly persecuted for their religion, race or nationality.”

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$33,910 has been distributed to organizations in Oswego County!

A grant from Onondaga County will help replace windows and doors in 40 affordable rental units.

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The grants will fund projects that support the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York.