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.

Give to a Fund

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

Stories October 19, 2021

DAN FISHER: EVER-EVOLVING

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

Stories August 30, 2021

Robert Sarason and Jane Burkhead

We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our ...

Stories July 13, 2021

Go West, Young Wyatt!

The inaugural recipient of the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund, Wyatt recently packed up ...

Oneida Community Mansion House
Stories June 8, 2021

Lang and Nini Hatcher

“They were sensationally good parents,” Joe remarked. Lang and Nini will both be remembered fondly ...

Richard levy stands with his wife
Stories May 26, 2021

Improving Equity with Philanthropy

Giving Voice Spring 2021: Donor Story

Stories May 14, 2021

Ray and Linda Straub

By working hard and being thoughtful with their spending, the pair had everything they needed ...

Madelyn Hornstein
Stories March 4, 2021

Madelyn Hornstein

In her role as a Certified Public Accountant, Madelyn Hornstein is often asked for charitable ...

The McCurn Family
Stories January 8, 2021

Judge Neal P. McCurn

Around the time Neal McCurn was considering retirement, he established the McCurn Family Fund, which ...

Matt Wilson with his late wife's parents at Helping Hounds
Stories January 8, 2021

Matt Wilson

After his wife’s sudden death, Matt Wilson set out to continue Kelly’s legacy with help ...

Stories October 19, 2021

DAN FISHER: EVER-EVOLVING

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

Stories August 30, 2021

Robert Sarason and Jane Burkhead

We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our ...

Stories July 13, 2021

Go West, Young Wyatt!

The inaugural recipient of the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund, Wyatt recently packed up ...

Oneida Community Mansion House
Stories June 8, 2021

Lang and Nini Hatcher

“They were sensationally good parents,” Joe remarked. Lang and Nini will both be remembered fondly ...

Richard levy stands with his wife
Stories May 26, 2021

Improving Equity with Philanthropy

Giving Voice Spring 2021: Donor Story

Stories May 14, 2021

Ray and Linda Straub

By working hard and being thoughtful with their spending, the pair had everything they needed ...

Madelyn Hornstein
Stories March 4, 2021

Madelyn Hornstein

In her role as a Certified Public Accountant, Madelyn Hornstein is often asked for charitable ...

The McCurn Family
Stories January 8, 2021

Judge Neal P. McCurn

Around the time Neal McCurn was considering retirement, he established the McCurn Family Fund, which ...

Matt Wilson with his late wife's parents at Helping Hounds
Stories January 8, 2021

Matt Wilson

After his wife’s sudden death, Matt Wilson set out to continue Kelly’s legacy with help ...

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