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The Black Equity & Excellence Fund allowed for optimization of UrbanTsyr online content with professionally enhanced videos and marketing of various initiatives.

Through the generous support of the Community Foundation’s Black Equity & Excellence Fund we produced, in April and July, two high-quality, main stage productions that were recorded and streamed.

Knowing that initiatives such as the BE&E Fund believes in your vision helps wounds become assets and lessens the ability for scars to become triggers.

Linda Smith stand next to a student at a long table during a literacy class session.

A strategic partnership expands adult language and literacy programs on the Northside.

Graphic image of faces for Black Equity & Excellence Fund

A policy paper outlines our rationale for investing intentionally and publicly in the support and celebration of Black members of our community.

The shelter will provide a safe and affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ youth.

We provided The MOST with $17,250 to launch Future Innovators, an after-school program that brings together local Black STEM professionals and CNY youth.

View a new heat map and video demonstrating the impact of our neighborhood investments so far through our LeadSafeCNY initiative. 

Woman with dog

Giving Voice Spring 2021: Grantee Story

Men standing outside gardening

The fight to end the generational poverty in our community is ongoing. Fortunately, there are a number of organizations and individuals in Central New York that are invested in this fight for poverty reduction. See how Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is doing just that.