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The Community Foundation took the unusual step last week of endorsing legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council.

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The Central New York Community Foundation announced today that it endorses proposed legislation put forth by the Syracuse Common Council to make the presence of lead a housing code violation during interior housing inspections.

The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded the following grants to local nonprofit organizations.

Many people spend years looking forward to retirement, but quite often when the time comes to take required distributions from their IRA, they find they are not ready.

Craig Buckhout at his office, overlooking Syracuse

Craig Buckhout

Craig often recommends us to his clients because creating a fund is a simple and convenient way to give back to the community while receiving tax-saving benefits.

Vickie Brackens, standing at the Philanthropy Center

Vicki Brackens

Vicki's dad always told her that the best way to eat an elephant was one piece at a time.

A staff advancement recipient poses with two men from her agency.

More than twenty years ago, Mike and Elaine Crough identified a common challenge among social service employees – that a large number of those working below the executive level lacked opportunities for further training and advancement.

Students from the Pulaski Energy Club pose with models of wind turbines.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $14,000 in community contributions during its fall 2019 appeal.

The topic of lead poisoning has recently burst back into the scene in Central New York due to high-profile publicity and community action.

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The following policy paper outlines the Central New York Community Foundation’s view on what has been accomplished so far to end childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse and what still needs to be done to close a critical gap in legislation. Based on our analysis, we...