Founding Partners

The COVID-19 Community Support Fund

While dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our neighbors faced disproportionate challenges in 2020 due to unexpected time off from work, unplanned child or health care expenses and lack of access to adequate food and shelter. A coalition of community partners banded together to give support to those who need it most.

The Central New York Community Foundation, in partnership with United Way of Central New York, Allyn Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County established a COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Impact

Our community came together to show unprecedented support for our neighbors in need. Your generosity helped the COVID-19 Community Support Fund distribute $1.8 million in vital funding that was immediately deployed to support the greatest needs in health, human services, mental health, food, childcare, transportation and support for frontline responders.

Report to the Community

View our COVID-19 Report to the Community to learn about the impact of our support. 

Online Donor & Grant Listings

Visit the COVID-19 Community Support Fund website to view listings of our grants and donors. 


The COVID-19 Community Support Fund has completed its grantmaking and is no longer accepting applications.

Regional Support

To apply for support efforts in Cayuga County or the Pulaski region, click here.