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Apply for a Cayuga Fund Grant

Who Is Eligible To Receive A Grant?

The Cayuga Community Fund provides grants to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations so certified by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants must benefit the residents of Cayuga County.

What Types Of Projects Does The Fund Support?

The Advisory Committee looks for innovative programs that address problems to be solved, or opportunities to be seized, in Cayuga County. Priority is given to capacity-building activities and new projects within an organization rather than ongoing projects/programs. We invite proposals that:

  • suggest practical approaches to community problems

    • promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services

    • generate community support, both professional and volunteer

    • strengthen an agency's effectiveness or stability

    • address prevention as well as remediation

What Types Of Projects Are Not Supported?

The Advisory Committee, as a rule, does not make grants for:

  • annual operating budgets

  • endowments

  • sectarian purposes

  • loans or assistance to individuals

  • medical or academic research

Upcoming Application Deadlines: 
April 15, 2020

Important Information

*The Cayuga Community Fund currently observes one grant round per year. The application submission deadline occurs on April 15 of each year.   

*Organizations applying for an upcoming Cayuga Community Fund grant will be asked to utilize our new online grant application system to submit their applications. This feature is now required for all applicants. You may click here for additional information about how to register for the online portal and access the Regional Affiliate Fund application.

More Information

For more details, we invite you to download and review the full grant guidelinesQuestions about the Fund and its application process may be directed to Sean Reed at 315.883.5560 or by email at Cayugagrants@cnycf.org.

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Cayuga Community Fund
c/o Central New York Community Foundation
431 East Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202