Eleven local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $33,910 from the Oswego County Community Foundation (OCCF).
The Oswego County Community Foundation, created in 2013, is a geographically-specific fund created to serve as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to nonprofits serving residents of Oswego County. The Fund has awarded more than $220,000 to support community-based projects and programs since inception.
Desens House received $2,500 to provide regular, professional cleaning services to women in recovery residing in transitional housing.
Erin’s Angels of CNY received $4,000 to provide a food assistance program to students in the Phoenix Central School District through their weekly backpack program.
Farnham Foundation received $2,500 to support the marketing and promotion of fund development efforts through social and print media.
Friends of Great Bear received $3,615 to support the installation of two interpretive panels which aim to better inform the public of the natural area they are experiencing at Great Bear.
Fulton Community Basketball received $5,000 to purchase equipment for the inaugural season this fall featuring two full-sized outdoor recreational basketball courts.
Kristina’s House of Hope received $5,000 to purchase furnishings and supplies for transitional housing, helping to provide immediate assistance to women experiencing homelessness.
Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue Team received $2,500 to support a public education campaign to increase enrollment in Project Lifesaver, a tool that uses electronic transmitters to locate people who are prone to wandering due to autism, dementia, and other cognitive disorders.
Restore CNY received $2,500 to support staffing costs of the North Country Hub in the Town of Hastings.
The KEYS Program received $2,000 to support the Smile Experience Respite Family Day program for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Weston T. Hyde Oswego County Educational Foundation received $1,795 to cover administrative costs associated with the initiation of an annual fundraising event.
Your Nuhorizons received $2,500 to support transportation costs, allowing the Nuhorizons Redistribution Center program to be more accessible to Oswego County residents.
The Oswego County Community Foundation
To learn more about the Oswego County Community Foundation, including how to make a contribution, visit cnycf.org/oswego. The Oswego County Community Foundation is an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, cnycf.org.
The Central New York Community Foundation
The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that turns community dollars into community change. Established in 1927, it receives contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to address the region’s greatest needs. The foundation has invested more than $270 million in community projects that benefit Central New York. It also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of strategic initiatives that foster a thriving and equitable region and address the most critical issues of our time.