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Performers at Earlville Opera House

The Community Foundation is issuing a matching challenge grant in the amount of $100,000 to the CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund, which was established by CNY Arts to provide emergency support to the arts, cultural, and heritage industry in Central New York.

WCNY headquarters

WCNY, the region’s local public broadcasting network, has created a way to communicate the complexities of this problem to all families, no matter the language they speak.

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The Community Foundation recently awarded the first round of grants from its newly established Black Equity & Excellence Fund.

young boy stands against a wall

Finding safe, lead-free housing in Syracuse was an issue before COVID-19 caused a global upheaval. But now, during a pandemic that has led to financial strain across our community, the risk of childhood lead poisoning is amplified.

Students pose for a photo with their checks from summer employment

If you had asked Joe Horan in February what his summer was going to look like, he wouldn’t have said spending time with 40 Syracuse-area youth in Zoom meetings.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County (CCEOC) has provided a ray of hope through this stressful time by expanding its programming to address the resulting increased demand for child care.

Two women working at a desk

According to the U.S. Census data from 2016, Central New York is home to over 10,000 minority or women-owned businesses enterprises (MWBE), and yet less than 5% that are certified to contract through New York State.

Man reading a book to a child

What started as a small seed blossomed into thousands of children and families around the county now practicing early literacy lessons.

A performer in costume on stage at the Rev

The Rev Theatre Company (formerly Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), or The Rev, found a way to take its arts programming on the road to use the creativity and artistry of theatre to educate youth all over New York State.

girl plays with chickens

The Haven at Skanda (Skanda), a nonprofit organization located in Cazenovia that pairs rescue animals with children in need of support, quickly responded by pivoting its programming to support these families in crisis.