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The following grants were made possible through the A.L. Lee Memorial, Shirley M. Aubrey, Carriage House Foundation, Charles F. Brannock, Community Literacy, Coon, J. Henry & Martha E. DeBoer, M. Harold & Frances M. Dwyer, Educational Endowment, Harold & Marion Edwards and O.M. Edwards Co., Environmental, John M. & Mary L. Gallinger, Flora Mather Hosmer, John H. & Mary P. Hughes, Leo & Natalie Jivoff, Marjorie D. Kienzle, Lewis-Trinity, George & Luella Krahl, Faith T. Knapp Memorial, John F. Marsellus, Martha, James & Eileen Miller, P-D Family, J. Daniel and Diane Pluff, Durston Sanford & Doris Sanford, Ralph Myron Sayer and Sophrona Davis Sayer Endowment, Dorothy R. Shoudy Memorial Hearing Impaired, Virginia C. Simons & Dr. C. Adele Brown, Winifred & DeVillo Sloan, Jr. Family, Spanfelner, Strategic Partnership, Syracuse Dispensary, Walter A. Thayer, and Community Funds.

Arts, Culture & Humanities
Economic Development
Environment & Animals
Strategic Partnership
Human Service
Public & Societal Benefit
Small Grants

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Everson Museum of Art - $44,148
Upgrade the HVAC system to better maintain collections and secure traveling exhibitions 

Redhouse Arts Center - $25,000
Convert a rehearsal space into a LAB Theater that provides a location for educational programming

Syracuse Children’s Chorus  - $14,692
Start a Young Men’s Ensemble

Syracuse City Ballet - $20,000
Purchase sets and costumes for current and future productions, including Cinderella

Syracuse Stage - $25,000
Purchase a digital sound console to enhance audience experience 

Light Work - $20,907
Add sound amplification capabilities to the outdoor video system used for the Urban Video Project 

Syracuse University/601 Tully Street - $15,000
Develop an art-based curriculum designed to increase the nutritional awareness and health of children

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Economic Development

Le Moyne College, in partnership with the New York - $20,000
Family Business Center Develop programming and materials that support the local family business community

Environment & Animals

Cazenovia Preservation Foundation - $43,500
Complete enhancements to an integrated pond and wetland ecosystem in the Village of Cazenovia

CNY Regional Planning & Development Board - $15,000
Introduce students to a hands-on learning experience that promotes energy-saving techniques for school and home

Syracuse Parks Conservancy - $18,200
Operate a grant program that will fund beautification improvements in Syracuse neighborhoods and parks

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Baltimore Woods Nature Center - $13,216
Purchase a tractor utility package to maintain the 182-acre nature preserve and its six miles of hiking trails 

LiteracyCNY - $25,059 
Implement a campaign to increase awareness of its role in local adult education 

Strategic Partnership

Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce - $25,000
Combine staffing and operations with the Cayuga Economic Development Agency to form Cayuga Strategic Solutions

H. Lee White Marine Museum - $10,000
Merge three Oswego-based maritime history organizations to provide expanded programming to visitors 

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Human Services

ACR Health - $13,473
Provide youth leadership training through the Q Center to create a more supportive community for LGBTQ youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse - $40,000
Support Enhanced Teen Programming, which contributes to student success while reducing crime and delinquency

Cazenovia Community Preschool - $34,140
Renovate the location of its newly expanded child care facility 

Center for Court Innovation - $25,000 
Expand its Patient Navigator program to connect court-involved women with maternal and childhood health resources

Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network - $29,000 
Replace two vehicles used to transport veterans visiting the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center for treatment

Enable/TLS - $20,000 
Purchase a new server and technology to expand the agency’s ability to operate efficiently following its recent merger

Fiver Children’s Foundation - $23,000 
Expand year-round youth support and development programs for its Madison County participants

Good Life Foundation - $15,000 
Conduct coaching, financial literacy training and the development of entrepreneurial opportunities with high-risk youth

McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site - $40,700 
Implement Darkness to Light, a community awareness program that works to help prevent child sexual abuse

Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters - $14,260 
Provide a training course for court interpreters preparing for the NYS Court Interpreting Exam

Ophelia’s Place - $11,200 
Install a new HVAC system at its Liverpool location, where it provides eating disorder outreach, support and advocacy 

Salvation Army of Syracuse - $29,000
Train staff in trauma-informed care to help them address the abuse, violence or illness that homeless clients have faced

St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center - $23,276 
Enhance the resident gathering space used by physical rehabilitation patients for activities, parties and family visits

Vera House - $40,000
Install a new roof on its main shelter, which provides emergency housing to victims of domestic violence

WHOLE ME - $12,300 
Teach hearing impaired youth the life skills needed to prepare their own food and adopt healthy eating habits

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Public & Societal Benefit

Cazenovia Area Community Development Association - $10,344 
Install informational kiosks and trail signage along the Greater Cazenovia recreational trail system

First Tee of Syracuse - $20,000 
Purchase a passenger van to transport children from community centers and schools to golf courses for character development programming

FOCUS Greater Syracuse - $13,550 
Assess the retention of aging Baby Boomers in Central New York for the benefit of community planning

Greater Syracuse Tenants Network - $10,345 
Update its landlord training manual to reduce the number of housing code violations at rental properties

Jubilee Homes of Syracuse - $35,703 
Implement energy efficiency upgrades and renovations at its consolidated office on Syracuse’s Southside

Syracuse Jewish Family Service - $30,000 
Launch CNY PEARLS, which offers a series of home visits by trained counselors to help seniors overcome depression 

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American Heart Association/Syracuse Region - $25,000 
Implement an awareness-building program that emphasizes the importance of blood pressure monitoring and prevention of heart disease

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - $20,000 
Purchase equipment for Amaus Health Services to provide primary dental care to uninsured and underinsured patients

Christian Health Service of Syracuse - $22,500 
Add a health provider to its Eastwood clinic to increase access to primary care for Medicaid patients

Community Action Partnership for Madison County - $50,000 
Expand the Mary Rose Center, a free clinic in Oneida that serves uninsured or underinsured patients 

Crouse Health Foundation - $50,000 
Purchase a Tomosynthesis 3-D mammography machine to help increase the rate of breast cancer detection

Oneida Healthcare Foundation - $11,300 
Expand Fit Kids of Madison County, a nutrition and fitness training program for children and their families

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation - $150,000 
Support construction of a new and expanded Primary Health Care Center — West on the Near Westside

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital - $33,000
Assist children suffering from hearing impairment and vision loss as a result of cancer treatments

VNA Homecare - $40,000 
Expand the Care Transitions Program, which helps patients make a successful transition home from the hospital

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Madison County Literacy Coalition - $50,000
Support ongoing costs including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, an executive director and a part-time adult literacy program director

Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County (LCOC) - $150,000
Support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and the Imagination Library. From a portion of this funding, LCOC distributed Literacy Champion grants to organizations working to increase literacy by focusing on young children and parent engagement in reading. The following grant recipients were selected by a LCOC awards committee:
    • Catholic Charities - Assist the Parents Engaging in Educating Kids (PEEK) program
    • Child Care Solutions - Support the Bottomless Bookbag Project
    • Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park - Enhance the Animal ABCs and Tadpole Academy programs
    • InterFaith Works of Central New York - Support the Jump Up Story Circles program
    • LiteracyCNY - Conduct sessions on tips and activities for successful reading with children
    • Public Broadcasting Council of CNY (WCNY) - Lead an intergenerational poetry project
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