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Services For the Nonprofit Sector: 
Grants, Training & Initiatives

Our ties to the community run long and deep. In our more than 90 years of serving Central New York, we have made it our mission to understand the issues facing our region and the programs implemented by the nonprofit sector to address these issues. Our community is ever-changing, and we work hard to be nimble and responsive to the changing needs over time. We provide support to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations that serve the Central New York region through various grantmaking programs, special initiatives and civic leadership programs. We provide grant support through our responsive Community Grantmaking and we also build capacity in the nonprofit sector through a variety of initiatives.

We invite you to explore the many opportunities that are available to partner with the Community Foundation to fulfill your organization’s mission and to enhance your capacity.

Receive: Apply for a Grant

Our grant programs seek to bring about positive change and impact while honoring diversity and building inclusion within and across our many communities.

View funding options

Lead: Explore Community Initiatives

Realizing that responsive grant dollars alone cannot address our community’s complex challenges, our various community initiatives focus on one common goal – to help strengthen our region’s nonprofit sector to make the greatest impact on our community.

Explore our Initiatives

Collaborate: View our Partnership Programs

The Community Foundation partners with local community leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors on multiple efforts to find innovative and effective solutions to community-wide issues.

Explore Collaborative Programs

View All of Our Programs

Are you looking for a specific program? We have compiled an alphabetical list of all of our grantmaking and initiatives to help you find what you are looking for.

View the list

If you have grantmaking questions or would like to schedule a grant information meeting, please contact us at
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