Where the Smart Money Gives

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $143 million. It awarded $8.3 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $120 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of more than 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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  • Grants Awarded

    Speiser Fund Awards Grants

    The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,367 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities.
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  • Grant Awarded

    Grant Awarded to Child Hearing & Vision Program

    The Community Foundation awarded a grant to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to fund equipment and programs that assist children and teens suffering from hearing impairment and vision loss.
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  • Announcement

    Philanthropy Center Receives LEED Certification

    The effort toward LEED Certification made the Community Foundation’s headquarters a healthy work and meeting space that benefits the region’s nonprofit organizations.
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  • Scholarship

    Say Yes Syracuse Honors Marshall A. Nelson Fund

    National Grid transfers the company’s employee-funded Marshall A. Nelson Urban Minority Scholarship Fund to Say Yes Syracuse’s Say Yes to Education STEM Endowment Fund.
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