We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our support will help future generations thrive.
The Black Equity & Excellence Fund allowed for optimization of UrbanTsyr online content with professionally enhanced videos and marketing of various initiatives.
Through the generous support of the Community Foundation’s Black Equity & Excellence Fund we produced, in April and July, two high-quality, main stage productions that were recorded and streamed.
Knowing that initiatives such as the BE&E Fund believes in your vision helps wounds become assets and lessens the ability for scars to become triggers.
I want Central New York to look like a place that exemplifies an overwhelming love of humans; that we honor one another’s suffering even if we don’t understand it.
"Philanthropy can address many of the issues and problems hindering our march toward forming a more perfect union."
A strategic partnership expands adult language and literacy programs on the Northside.
"Philanthropy is not just about giving out handouts (although that most certainly has its place); but is also about teaching the fish how to swim in, so to speak, to effect generational upward socioeconomic mobility."
A policy paper outlines our rationale for investing intentionally and publicly in the support and celebration of Black members of our community.
Jan Lane, development officer, takes a look at the changing landscape of generational philanthropy.