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Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses and serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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COVID-19: CNYCF & Philanthropy Center Update

As our local community joins the rest of the globe in navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our partners, staff, and neighbors are always our top priorities. See What We Are Doing

COVID-19 Community Support Fund - Onondaga County
The COVID-19 Community Support Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in Central New York working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Learn More

Regional & Affiliate COVID-19 Community Support - Oswego, Cayuga and Madison counties, Pulaski and Women's Fund
The Central New York Community Foundation’s affiliate funds have joined forces with local partners to provide assistance to organizations working with residents who are impacted by COVID-19. Learn More


Upcoming Application Deadlines

APR 10

Community grants deadline

APR 24

Kilian Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline

JUL 10

Capacity building grants deadline

OCT 9

Community grants deadline


Upcoming Events

SEP 25

Red Cross Blood Drive

OCT 6

Annual Professional Advisor Event

  • Coronavirus

    Coalition Forms Fund for COVID-19 Support

    Community Support Fund to help nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Announcement

    Community Foundation Backs New Lead Ordinance

    We endorse proposed legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council to make the presence of lead a housing code violation.
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  • News

    Community Needs Assessment Improved with 'Data Dating'

    An assessment tool is helping nonprofits analyze their programming in real-time, partner with organizations, and evaluate greatest concerns.
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  • Story

    Caring Soul Leaves Generous Gift for Others

    Larry Daley, a life-long Cazenovia resident, is remembered for being friendly, caring and nurturing to both animals and his fellow man.
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