What we help make possible in the community:

By combining the giving power of individual gifts and the nearly 1,000 charitable funds that we invest over time, the Central New York Community Foundation significantly multiplies the impact of our region’s most charitable residents – like you.

Safe Housing:

Our LeadSafeCNY initiative is helping put a stop to childhood lead poisoning to give our next generation of residents hope for a brighter future. So far, more than 1,600 windows and 160 doors have been replaced, nearly 230 safe and affordable rental units have been constructed or renovated and more than 280 individuals have been trained on proper lead paint removal.

Literacy & Learning:

Children listen in a reading circle at Earlville Library

Nourishing the education of our region’s residents from infancy to adulthood is a priority in our initiatives and grantmaking.  Nearly 2 million free children’s books have been distributed in Onondaga County through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and more than 6,000 Say Yes Syracuse students have enrolled in 2 and 4-year colleges.

Crisis Response:

Women packing food into box

Our resources and community knowledge allow us to act quickly during times of crisis. More than $2 million in response grants were distributed during the first few years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s make more possibilities together:

It is likely that you feel connected to Central New York and want to help do your part to make the region better for residents now and in the future. Whether you are donating to a fund or opening one of your own, by giving through the Community Foundation, your dollars will create opportunities for your fellow community members both now and in the future.

                       

News & Stories

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Publications June 14, 2024

Family Philanthropy: Preparing the Next Generation for Success

Hear from Justin Miller, National Director of Wealth Planning at Evercore Wealth Management, on the ...

News Releases June 13, 2024

LeadSafeCNY: A Look at our Neighborhood Investments

A new heat map demonstrates the impact of our neighborhood investments so far through the ...

People gardening
Stories June 5, 2024

Delivering Hope through a Movement for Food Justice

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, InterFaith Works of Central New York began distributing ...

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Blogs May 13, 2024

Housing Designed for Syracuse Neighborhood Needs

Katie Weaver, director of development of A Tiny Home for Good, explains how A Tiny ...

Blogs May 13, 2024

Breaking the Cycle Using Sports as a Powerful Vehicle for Positive Change

Serving over 90 youth representing over 35 countries, Tillie’s Touch is a space where all ...

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Topics April 23, 2024

What We Are Up To: CNYCF Staff Updates

Learn about the expertise and passionate commitment amongst our team members as they drive positive ...

Publications April 22, 2024

Beyond Great Expectations: An Unexpected Gift with Unending Impact

The unexpected and unrestricted nature of Lucy’s bequest echoes the quiet yet profound impact individuals ...

Koerner Family outside
Publications April 22, 2024

The Koerner Family Funds: Like Parents, like Daughters

Education was a cornerstone for the Koerner kids, instilled by their successful and civic-minded parents. ...

Cortland Bright Ideas 2024
News Releases April 17, 2024

$55,000 In Grants Awarded to Cortland County Nonprofits

Applicants were invited to submit a ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their nonprofit and explain how ...

hand holding growing money
Publications June 14, 2024

Family Philanthropy: Preparing the Next Generation for Success

Hear from Justin Miller, National Director of Wealth Planning at Evercore Wealth Management, on the ...

News Releases June 13, 2024

LeadSafeCNY: A Look at our Neighborhood Investments

A new heat map demonstrates the impact of our neighborhood investments so far through the ...

People gardening
Stories June 5, 2024

Delivering Hope through a Movement for Food Justice

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, InterFaith Works of Central New York began distributing ...

Community Voices header image
Blogs May 13, 2024

Housing Designed for Syracuse Neighborhood Needs

Katie Weaver, director of development of A Tiny Home for Good, explains how A Tiny ...

Blogs May 13, 2024

Breaking the Cycle Using Sports as a Powerful Vehicle for Positive Change

Serving over 90 youth representing over 35 countries, Tillie’s Touch is a space where all ...

What we are up to staff image
Topics April 23, 2024

What We Are Up To: CNYCF Staff Updates

Learn about the expertise and passionate commitment amongst our team members as they drive positive ...

Publications April 22, 2024

Beyond Great Expectations: An Unexpected Gift with Unending Impact

The unexpected and unrestricted nature of Lucy’s bequest echoes the quiet yet profound impact individuals ...

Koerner Family outside
Publications April 22, 2024

The Koerner Family Funds: Like Parents, like Daughters

Education was a cornerstone for the Koerner kids, instilled by their successful and civic-minded parents. ...

Cortland Bright Ideas 2024
News Releases April 17, 2024

$55,000 In Grants Awarded to Cortland County Nonprofits

Applicants were invited to submit a ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their nonprofit and explain how ...

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