Like your everyday actions, your charitable gifts have an impact on others. They feed the hungry, sustain the arts, deliver cures and educate minds. Engaging in giving allows you to leave your own personal mark on the world. We offer opportunities to make a difference in your community now or extend your giving beyond your lifetime.

Lifetime Giving

By dedicating a portion of your assets to start supporting the causes you and your family value, you are committing to making a real impact in your community. Donor-advised funds are simple to establish and easy to operate.

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Legacy Giving

By leaving a legacy gift to your community, you can make a difference for future generations and share the power and joy of living generously. Although established today, many planned gifts benefit the community after a donor’s lifetime.

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Helping Children Give

By fostering a generous spirit in our young people, we can make a difference in their lives and the community. You can get started now with fun activities that promote kindness and giving at any age.

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Giving Stories

Publications December 9, 2021

The Bastable Family Collection

Giving Voice Fall 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.
Stories 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 ...

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 ...

Publications December 9, 2021

The Bastable Family Collection

Giving Voice Fall 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.
Stories 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 ...

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 ...

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