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

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 ...

Patrick Wiese stands with his mother in the dugout at CBA
Stories January 8, 2021

Patrick Wiese

Patrick Wiese and his mother, Kathleen, established the Patrick Wiese Foundation Fund after Patrick’s own ...

Jack and Linda Webb with their grandchildren at Green Lakes
Stories January 8, 2021

The Webbs

Both Jack and Linda came from families where giving and helping others was just a ...

John and Marcia Watt with On Point for College
Stories January 8, 2021

The Watts

John and Marcia Watt believe that a path to higher education should be accessible to ...

Baseball players on a field
Stories January 8, 2021

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan was deeply moved by Syracuse's poverty statistics and wanted to do something to ...

Rita Reicher stands in her office in the AXA Towers
Stories January 8, 2021

Rita Reicher

Feeling fortunate for all the community gave to her, Rita Reicher set out to express ...

The Pluff family at their home
Stories January 8, 2021

The Pluffs

The Pluffs established a field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation so that other families would ...

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 ...

Patrick Wiese stands with his mother in the dugout at CBA
Stories January 8, 2021

Patrick Wiese

Patrick Wiese and his mother, Kathleen, established the Patrick Wiese Foundation Fund after Patrick’s own ...

Jack and Linda Webb with their grandchildren at Green Lakes
Stories January 8, 2021

The Webbs

Both Jack and Linda came from families where giving and helping others was just a ...

John and Marcia Watt with On Point for College
Stories January 8, 2021

The Watts

John and Marcia Watt believe that a path to higher education should be accessible to ...

Baseball players on a field
Stories January 8, 2021

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan was deeply moved by Syracuse's poverty statistics and wanted to do something to ...

Rita Reicher stands in her office in the AXA Towers
Stories January 8, 2021

Rita Reicher

Feeling fortunate for all the community gave to her, Rita Reicher set out to express ...

The Pluff family at their home
Stories January 8, 2021

The Pluffs

The Pluffs established a field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation so that other families would ...

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