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The Central New York Community Foundation was established in 1927 to serve as a permanent community endowment built by the gifts and charitable legacies of individuals, families and businesses for the betterment of the region. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $272 million. It has invested more than $190 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time. Its vision is to create a vibrant Central New York community that provides opportunity for everyone and builds a hopeful, prosperous region for future generations.


Interesting Facts

In 2012, the Community Foundation celebrated its 85-year anniversary.

Since its inception, the Community Foundation has distributed nearly $135 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

As of March 31, 2015, the Community Foundation held a total of $190 million in assets. It is the largest endowed philanthropic foundation in the region.

In November 2010, the Community Foundation opened the CNY Philanthropy Center, which serves as a central hub for nonprofit collaboration.

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