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Small Grants. Big Impact.

The Community Foundation supports small investments in projects that identify and address community needs, create forums for public dialogue or community building, inspire philanthropy and volunteerism, or advance equal access to community resources and opportunities. This year, we awarded nearly 80 small grants, totaling more than $125,000. The following are some highlights.

American Red Cross of Central New York- $10,000
Provide relief to flood victims in Madison County and the City of Oneida

Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse - $850
Reestablish the Reviving Baseball Inner Cities Program

Clear Path for Veterans - $6,595
Purchase a database system and office equipment

CNY Arts - $1,000
Transport rural students to an Adventures of Rudolph production

CNY Cat Coalition - $1,280
Assist with the cost of spay/neuter procedures for low-income pet owners

CNY Family Bicycle Giveaway - $1,500
Replace tools and equipment used by volunteers to repair bicycles

Community Resources for Independent Seniors - $7,000
Implement a time-banking system to log volunteer time in exchange for other volunteer-driven services

Faith and Hope Community Center - $5,000
Purchase new equipment for fitness and boxing programs

Open Figure Drawing - $2,200
Purchase a portable lighting system for weekly drawing sessions

Orenda Springs Experiential Learning Center - $3,500
Install a teepee to be used in its experiential learning program

Syracuse City School District - $2,000
Host Building Men Dinner Seminar Series for students to discuss leadership, healthy relationships and college readiness

Town of Tully - $7,000
Transform a vacant lot into a public park for events and recreation

These grants were made possible through the Small Grants and Initiatives, Shirley M. Aubrey, Community, Community Council on Careers, P-D Family, Tiny Rubenstein Animal Welfare and Ralph Myron Sayer & Sophrona Davis Sayer Endowment Funds.

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