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We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our support will help future generations thrive.

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.

Several students stand onstage in red graduation robes

The mentorship program will connect Say Yes Syracuse college students with local professionals in an effort to retain talent in Central New York.

I want Central New York to look like a place that exemplifies an overwhelming love of humans; that we honor one another’s suffering even if we don’t understand it.

Since its inception in 1998, the Women’s Fund has awarded $450,000 in grants, and has grown its endowment to more than $1 million.

"Philanthropy can address many of the issues and problems hindering our march toward forming a more perfect union."

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.

"Philanthropy is not just about giving out handouts (although that most certainly has its place); but is also about teaching the fish how to swim in, so to speak, to effect generational upward socioeconomic mobility."