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At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, InterFaith Works of Central New York began distributing surplus milk from the American Dairy Association, which led to the creation of a vast food pantry network now supporting 32 grassroots pantries.

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Katie Weaver, director of development of A Tiny Home for Good, explains how A Tiny Home for Good contributes to neighborhood revitalization through a housing solution that addresses the pressing need for affordable homes in the City of Syracuse’s distressed neighborhoods.

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.

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Monu Chhetri, founder & CEO of Deaf New American Advocacy, Inc. explains how her participation in Resilia has been crucial to the success of her organization.

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Giving Voice Winter 2024: Grantee Story

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Giving Voice Winter 2024: Granting Matters

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.

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


In July, the Everson hosted Frank Buffalo Hyde’s first solo exhibit in New York State, created to dismantle stereotypes and invite audiences to re-think the portrayal of Indigenous people and culture in society and media.

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The United Way of CNY recently used a $100,000 grant from our Literacy Initiative Fund to further local literacy efforts through support of the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga.