Regional & Affiliate COVID-19 Community Support 

This page is for those applying for or donating to COVID-19 support efforts from the Community Foundation's regional funds or the Women's Fund of CNY. Applicants and donors to the Onondaga County-based COVID-19 Community Support Fund should click here.

While we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our neighbors face disproportionate challenges due to unexpected time off from work, unplanned child or health care expenses and lack of access to adequate food and shelter. 

The Central New York Community Foundation’s affiliate funds have joined forces with local partners to provide assistance to organizations working with residents who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Oswego County COVID-19 Fund



The Oswego County Community Foundation is partnering with United Way Greater Oswego County and the Richard S. Shineman Foundation to support organizations serving Oswego County residents.

Thank you to our fundholders, foundation donors and corporate donors!
Richard S. Shineman Foundation
National Grid
Community Bank
Joseph & Rosemary Wiedenbeck Family Fund
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Leadership Oswego County

Cayuga County COVID-19 Fund

The Cayuga Community Fund is partnering with United Way of Cayuga County to support organizations serving Cayuga County residents.

Thank you to our fundholders, foundation donors and corporate donors!
Fred L. Emerson Foundation
Avangrid Foundation/NYSEG
Elsa Allyn Soderberg Family Fund

Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund 

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund will support organizations serving residents of Pulaski and the town of Richland.

Thank you to our foundation donor!
The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust

Madison County Rural Poverty Fund


The Madison County Rural Poverty Fund supports organizations serving residents of Madison County.

Thank you to our foundation donor!

Avangrid Foundation/NYSEG

Women’s Fund of Central New York 


The Women’s Fund of Central New York will support organizations in Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga and Oswego counties that support the needs of women and girls.

Thank you to our corporate donor!
Women Transcending Boundaries
Aminy I. Audi Fund
Rhoda Sikes Fund

Nonprofits in Onondaga County can apply for funding from the COVID-19 Community Support Fund.

View our Grants:

Oswego County COVID-19 Fund

Arc of Oswego - $7,500
Purchase laptops or tablets that will be loaned to clients for participation in telehealth sessions

ARISE - $6,560
Construction of aluminum ramps for Oswego County residents transitioning to home care

Camp Foundations - $19,382
Provide supplemental academic activities for children while their parents work

Catholic Charities of Oswego County - $5000

Assemble bags with items such as games and art supplies for delivery to families throughout Oswego County

Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) - $2,600
Connect Oswego County students from migrant households to the internet for remote learning

Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County – $9,100

Provide enhanced mental health and support services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Children’s Museum of Oswego - $5,000
Support for the Museum for All program, which addresses challenges children may face during the pandemic

Donald McFee Memorial Ambulance Service Inc. - $2,000
Purchase equipment and medical supplies needed to treat patients

Farnham Family Services – $10,000

Implement a remote workforce including laptops, hotspots, licenses and cell phones

Fulton City School District – $2,500

Distribute basic household cleaning supplies and family activities to promote and sustain physical, social and emotional wellness


Fulton Family YMCA – $22,000

Provide affordable childcare and host a call center which allows YMCA staff to call and connect with members who are affected by the pandemic

Fulton Public Library - $1,500

Purchase PPE and cleaning supplies for employees and guests

H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego - $1,900
Upgrade museum technology to provide educational programming

Hannibal Resource Center - $1,200
Purchase freezers to support increased food distribution to residents of the Hannibal community

Integrated Community Planning (ICP) - $3,942
Maintain continued service to programs affected by COVID-19 in Oswego County

Kristina's House of Hope - $5,000
Purchase emergency shelter supplies for women who are displaced or are struggling with drug and/or alcohol dependency in Oswego County

Mexico Food Pantry – Saint Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church - $3,000

Provide the community with needed food


Oswego County Opportunities - $15,000
Provide bags of emergency supplies containing shelf-stable foods and personal hygiene products to residents of Oswego County

Oswego Health Foundation – $750

Provide individuals with mental health engagement, intervention and follow-up support

Oswego Health Foundation - $15,000
Support for a Rheonix Encompass MDx workstation to enable in-house COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Oswego County

Oswego Health Foundation - $15,000
Purchase rapid-result COVID-19 test units to use in the emergency room and urgent care centers.

Oswego Industries $19,750

Produce large amounts of cotton masks and gowns for local healthcare providers, including Menter Ambulance and Oswego Health; 

Purchase van to provide safe transportation for day services;  Purchase of telehealth communications equipment

Oswego YMCA – $24,000

Provide care and meals to children of essential workers in Oswego County

Oswego YMCA – $21,602
Continue to offer emergency child care for essential workers in the Oswego area

The Phoenix Area Food Pantry $2,500

Distribute food items to community members


Public Broadcasting Council of CNY (WCNY) - $5,000
Broadcast TV Classroom Network, which offers Pre-K to 12th grade instruction in key academic subject areas such as health, physical fitness, and music, by teachers who are helping children learn from home

The Salvation Army of Oswego - $6,800

Offer pre-packed food boxes and grab and go lunches for Oswego residents

The Salvation Army of Oswego - $6,000
Support soup kitchen and distribute to-go meals to families in Oswego County

Victory Transformation, Inc. - $3,947
Provide shelter, care, meals and masks for individuals living in homelessness and have addiction issues.

Cayuga County COVID-19 Fund

Auburn Public Theater - $18,000
Help sustain theater operations

Auburn Rescue Mission – $15,000

Supply food, household items and financial support to keep families moving forward 


Auburn YMCA-WEIU - $20,660
Provide safe, socially-distant transport for campers; Continue childcare and school alternatives for working parents in Cayuga County; Purchase PPE and cleaning supplies for facility

Booker T. Washington Community Center – $15,650

Provide properly packaged food for local residents; offer free childcare during the pandemic to support working parents  

Cato-Meridian Community Recreation Center - $750

Purchase automatic hand sanitizing sprayer 

Cayuga Centers - $2,000
Provide masks and face shields for employees to use during home visits and trauma interventions

Cayuga Community Health Network - $2,608

Provide wellness kits including face masks, hand sanitizer and information in Spanish/ English about COVID-19 prevention to farm workers

Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation – $10,000

Offer low and moderate-income renters and homeowners funds for emergency rent and home repairs


Cayuga Museum of History and Art - $2,500
Produce weekly online exhibits and develop high-quality, low-contact materials for community educational programming

Central New York TomatoFest – $22,500

Partner with other organizations to bring food to residents of Cayuga County


Faatz-Crofut Home for the Elderly - $3,000
Purchase PPE and conduct continual employee testing for COVID-19

Food Bank of Central New York – $1,320

Create emergency food boxes that will be distributed by Cayuga County’s Office for the Aging


Genesee Elementary Scholarship Program - $500
Distribute new books to school-aged kids as they pick up lunches

Genesee Elementary School - $500
Purchase books to be handed out when families pick up lunch at school

Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County - $1,500
Support adult literacy programs, including within the workforce, and parent-assisted tutoring

Mozaic (Formerly ARC of Seneca-Cayuga) - $10,000
supply employees with PPE and cleaning supplies as they provide aid to Cayuga County residents

Peachtown Elementary School - $6,000
Hire Wells College education majors as study buddies/tutors to work with individual students via video conferencing; Continue the virtual tutor/study buddy program which pairs Wells education majors with families in need of educational support; Hire a qualified consultant to work with teaching staff over the summer months to develop a vibrant and effective online learning structure

Perform 4 Purpose - $5,300
Purchase media equipment, sanitizing material for performers & instruments and a no-contact infrared thermometer; Purchase instruments for in-person and online learning

Schweinfurth Art Center - $5,720
Support artists’ fees for online programming

Seward House Museum - $1,100

Create a virtual museum package for digital instruction while schools are closed

Special Olympics New York - $400
Acquire PPE for athletes and coaches in Cayuga County to safely return to play

Transportation Project for Cayuga County – $9,921
Transport senior and disabled citizens of Cayuga County to medical appointments and groceries

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Cayuga County - $3,200
Provide childcare, supplies, PPE and new, safe classroom space to children during the pandemic

Unity House of Cayuga County  – $1,630
Provide phone cards for clients to participate in telehealth sessions, online classes and check-in meetings; Create emergency PPE kits to be kept at each location

WCNY Public Broadcasting - $2,500
Broadcast the TV Classroom Network, which provides Pre-K-12 instruction in key academic subject areas by Syracuse-area teachers

Wells College - $15,000

Purchase of personal protective equipment

Madison County Rural Poverty Fund

CazCares - $5,000       
Assist clients with food and emergency services

CNY Diaper Bank – $5,000
Facilitate an emergency diaper distribution in Madison County 

Clear Path for Veterans – $5,000
Provide emergency food deliveries, mental health services, and financial/career counseling to Veterans and their families

Clear Path for Veterans - $2,500
Offer financial and career counseling for Veterans and their families who are currently unemployed; accommodate virtual work opportunities for staff

Community Action Partnership for Madison County – $3,000
Provide IT support for staff to work remotely and supplement emergency supplies for families such as cleaning products, hygiene items, food and diapers.

Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS) - $7,500
Access to information, referrals, technology and support for the community members over the age of 55

Consumer Services of Madison County – $5,000
Provide remote services for clients

Cornell Cooperative Extension - $7,500
Distribute farmer support packages which will include masks, hand sanitizer, timely information on farmworker resources for health and safety, and notes of appreciation and encouragement.  

Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County – $5,000
Support for the Child Care Resource & Referral Program 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County - $3,000
Offer summer learning programs for children ages 5-13 in Madison County

David's Refuge – $500
Provide food packages for caregiver families 

Fiver Children’s Foundation - $5,000
Provide virtual emotional support services to youth with mental health concerns and their families

Hamilton Food Cupboard – $1,500

Provide food, cleaning supplies and basic hygiene products to Madison County residents

Haven at Skanda – $15,000
Support emergency child care to school-aged children in families where parents are essential personnel and cannot stay home with children, or where families have been identified by the Madison County Department of Social Services as at-high-risk for abuse

Liberty Resources - $10,000
Provide telehealth services for substance abuse disorders during pandemic. Services include medical assisted therapy, therapeutic intervention, crisis intervention, support and recovery services

Madison County Hospice and Palliative Care – $392
Offer telehealth services to patients

Madison County Library System - $3,000
Rent a sanitization fogging machine to create a more secure library environment

Mid York Senior Homes - $500
Serve meals to elders in Madison County who are experiencing isolation, limited transportation and food insecurity

Oneida Healthcare – $25,000
Facilitate access to critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), testing supplies, thermometers and technology. 

Salvation Army – $5,000
Provide emergency assistance in rural communities

SOMAC, Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps – $3,000
Purchase PPE equipment and food for increased staff to meet demand for ambulance services to Syracuse

YMCA of the Greater Tri Valley - $15,000
Provide financial assistance to families and purchase personal protective equipment for facility

Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund

Bethel Community Center - $2,900
Replace steel roof to preserve the community center

C.A.C. Foundation - $3,000
Provide PPE, thermometers and other safety measures to employees and clients in Pulaski

CNY Bear Team - $1,000
Build, dress and deliver stuffed bears to hospitalized children

Half-Shire Historical Society - $2,500

Update technology to better serve patrons in Pulaski

Oswego County Opportunities - $5,000
Provide transportation to the senior population or Pulaski residents to essential destinations such as the grocery store, pharmacy and doctors’ appointments

Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club - $2,000
Purchase trailer to transport equipment used for trail upkeep

Pulaski Community Cupboard Food Pantry – $2,000
Provide the Pulaski community with much-needed food

Rural and Migrant Ministry of Oswego County - $1,500
Purchase an EKG machine for free clinic in Pulaski

Salmon River Fine Arts Center - $7,077

Offer a variety of virtual art classes designed to help relieve stress and encourage the development of skills for youth in Pulaski


United Friends of Homeless Animals - $2000
Provide food, litter, supplies and veterinary visits for our homeless animals

Women's Fund of Central New York

AccessCNY - $5,000
Provide hygiene baskets for 150 women and girls who receive services through its mental health programs, including employment and CASA, a program for abused and neglected children in foster care.

ACR Health - $5000
Supply protective equipment, masks, personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies to clients with compromised immune systems

Chadwick Residence, Inc. - $5,000
Provide supportive housing and assistance to homeless youth, young mothers, victims of domestic violence, and women with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders

Dunbar Association - $5,450
Provide virtual supportive group therapy for girls between 5 and 18 years old.

 The Haven at Skanda - $5,000
Provide emergency child care for school-aged children whose parents are essential personnel or whose families have been identified by the Madison County Department of Social Services as at-high-risk for abuse

King Ferry Food Pantry, Inc. - $3,000
Provide a one-month supply of personal hygiene products and vitamins to women in our community

Oswego County Opportunities - $5,000
Purchase food, diapers, formula, feminine hygiene products, and clothing for women and girls throughout Oswego County who are fleeing domestic violence, living in a homeless situation, have a history of trauma, are pregnant/parenting or are living in poverty.

Rescue Mission Alliance-Auburn program - $5000
Supply food and provide tele-case management for families

The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services - $5000
Deliver food and hygiene items weekly to senior citizens

Tucker Missionary Baptist Church - $5000
Serve hot meals to the community twice per week