In addition to its unrestricted Community Fund, the Oswego County Community Foundation also consists of three field-of-interest funds that serve the needs of Oswego County:

NBT Bank Fund

As an independent community bank, NBT Bank is committed to supporting the local communities where it does business. In late 2014, the bank transferred funds held for use to address the charitable needs of residents of Oswego County into a field-of-interest fund called the NBT Bank Fund. Partnering with the Oswego County Community Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, the NBT Bank Fund will continue the bank’s tradition of community service by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Oswego County.

The Emerick Fund

The Emerick Fund was established by Helen Stacy, a Cazenovia resident, who grew up in Oswego. Seeing the announcement of a friend’s gift to the Oswego County Community Foundation in the media, coupled with her fondness for the Great Bear Nature Preserve, led her to create this fund to support organizations within Oswego County with a preference for projects and programs at the Preserve.

A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Health Fund

Created in 2009 when the Fulton-based A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital closed for business after more than 100 years of service to the Oswego County community, the hospital’s charitable assets were transferred to the Community Foundation to carry on the charitable intent of those who left bequests. The Fund’s grantmaking is now overseen by the OCCF Leadership Council and is used to support health-related projects and programs in Oswego County.

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