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Read a personal message from Melanie and view a video to learn what drives her passion for philanthropy and community collaboration.

The Black Equity & Excellence Advisory Council is charged with reviewing grant proposals and making funding recommendations as well as identifying gaps and opportunities to create a more equitable and economically inclusive Central New York for the Black community.

Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit grant proposals for enhancing their organization and better serving their community.

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The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $769,999 in grants to local nonprofits.

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The Community Foundation’s 5forCNY initiative, which invites community members to give back to the region by setting aside a portion of their assets for Central New York charities, immediately resonated with Michael and Susan Meath.

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The bridge loan fund will help nonprofit organizations continue essential community services while awaiting the receipt of approved grant funding.

More than $3.1 million is now advancing housing, business development and lending through our local impact investing program.

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In July, the Everson hosted Frank Buffalo Hyde’s first solo exhibit in New York State, created to dismantle stereotypes and invite audiences to re-think the portrayal of Indigenous people and culture in society and media.

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The LeadSafeCNY coalition will now be able to hire a coordinator thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

Today, we are pleased to announce the Community Foundation’s next leader.