The desire to give reveals the best in each of us – our greatest motives as members of a community and our finest values as individuals. To help you join the thousands of fellow community members who have provided for the future of Central New York through the Community Foundation, we offer the following options for giving.

Support the Community Foundation’s Work

Gifts to our Community Fund or any of our initiatives allows us to increase the impact of our grantmaking and programs. You can support us securely online or find instructions on how to give by check or other assets.

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Create A Fund

Establishing a charitable fund, either now or in the future through a planned gift, offers you the benefits of a long-term vehicle to manage your giving.

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Add to An Existing Fund

You may give to any fund the Community Foundation administers. Visit our fund search tool to find the fund you are looking for.

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Giving Stories

Bob Vitkus stands outside
Stories April 5, 2022

Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today in Action

Dr. Robert J. Vitkus adored the outdoors, and Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today seeks to continue his ...

Kids in bright green shirts jump in the air in front of Epcot Center.
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As Betty and Ted Stark believed, this trip had a deeper impact than just visiting ...

Stories March 11, 2022

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The King Family Springdale Fund honors our family’s history and supports educational programs, the arts, ...

Stories January 31, 2022

Mayor Anthony Henninger | Syracuse Legend

Despite never attending college himself, his dedication to education and the improvement of local school ...

Stories January 21, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre: The Show Must Go On!

With the Community Foundation’s stewardship, the theatre’s new agency fund will provide crucial funding to ...

George Wortley
Publications January 20, 2022

From Newspaper Publisher to Congressman, George Wortley was a Man for the People

George listened to each constituent and valued their time. He appreciated talent whether it was ...

Publications December 9, 2021

The Bastable Family Collection

Giving Voice Fall 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.
Publications November 15, 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs: Giving from the Heart

“I realized that the people in this community were the same people who helped me ...

Stories October 19, 2021

DAN FISHER: EVER-EVOLVING

Since completing his 35-year career at Welch Allyn, he has dedicated his time and resources ...

Bob Vitkus stands outside
Stories April 5, 2022

Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today in Action

Dr. Robert J. Vitkus adored the outdoors, and Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today seeks to continue his ...

Kids in bright green shirts jump in the air in front of Epcot Center.
Stories March 30, 2022

Dunbar Disney Dreams: Creating Impact and Opportunity for Syracuse Students

As Betty and Ted Stark believed, this trip had a deeper impact than just visiting ...

Stories March 11, 2022

John and Maren King: Giving in Action

The King Family Springdale Fund honors our family’s history and supports educational programs, the arts, ...

Stories January 31, 2022

Mayor Anthony Henninger | Syracuse Legend

Despite never attending college himself, his dedication to education and the improvement of local school ...

Stories January 21, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre: The Show Must Go On!

With the Community Foundation’s stewardship, the theatre’s new agency fund will provide crucial funding to ...

George Wortley
Publications January 20, 2022

From Newspaper Publisher to Congressman, George Wortley was a Man for the People

George listened to each constituent and valued their time. He appreciated talent whether it was ...

Publications December 9, 2021

The Bastable Family Collection

Giving Voice Fall 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.
Publications November 15, 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs: Giving from the Heart

“I realized that the people in this community were the same people who helped me ...

Stories October 19, 2021

DAN FISHER: EVER-EVOLVING

Since completing his 35-year career at Welch Allyn, he has dedicated his time and resources ...

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