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The following funds are collecting contributions online. View their unique giving pages at the links below. Don't see the fund you are looking for? Visit the General Donate Now Page and add your desired fund name to the Fund Name field. For questions regarding how to give, please contact us at 315.422.9538 or info@cnycf.org.

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Community Fund

Our Community Grantmaking program, funded in large part by the Community Fund, invests in effective nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison Counties through a competitive grantmaking process. Making a contribution to the Community Fund allows you to join forces with other donors to achieve the greatest possible impact.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Fund

The local chapter of the African American Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority established this permanent endowment for scholarships for college-bound youth.
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Athelda Fund

Sandy Martin set up The Athelda Fund in memory of her mother when she passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2003. Donations to the fund will support individuals and their families to enable seniors with Alzheimer’s disease to remain at home for as long as possible.
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The Alzheimer's Association of Central New York

The Alzheimer's Association of Central New York is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.This fund was established to ensure the organization has a permanent source of income to meet future needs.
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Baltimore Woods Nature Center Agency Fund

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education organization committed to promoting environmental awareness, understanding, and responsible natural resource stewardship among all people, especially children.
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STEPHANIE BARON MEMORIAL FUND

Stephanie (Pookie) Baron was a graduate of Westhill High School and a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University. Her high-spirited personality made her the kind of young woman that anyone would be proud to call daughter, sister and friend. Before she passed away, she had forged an 18-year path of laughter, compassion and generosity which continued even in death as an organ donor. Stephanie’s family will be using this fund to support organizations that honor her memory.
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Blessed Sacrament School Scholarship Fund

Contributions to this endowment fund will support scholarships to students attending Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse. For more information about the school, please visit www.blessedsacramentschool.org.
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William & Helen Burke Memorial Fund

This fund was established in the loving memory of William & Helen Burke. William and Helen created a lasting legacy for their family through their care and involvement within the Central New York community.
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BWG's Rainbow Fund

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The Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent

Carrie Lazarus, news anchor for 9WSYR, established the Fund for Extraordinary Talent to support performing arts students in Central New York. The fund helps musicians, singers and dancers with financial need reach their fullest potential by funding the expenses of lessons, instruments and other special opportunities.
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Cayuga Community Fund

The Cayuga Community Fund was created to benefit residents of Cayuga County by serving as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to not-for-profits serving that county.
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Cayuga Health Association Fund

The Cayuga Health Association provided broad health services to the Cayuga Community for more than a century before closing in 2011. Through the Cayuga Community Fund, the Association donated its remaining assets to establish this fund to provide grant support for health and nutrition programs in Cayuga County.
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Center for the Arts of Homer Fund

The Center for the Arts of Homer is an arts, entertainment and education venue located in the heart of Cortland County, NY. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Central New York by engaging them in a broad offering of arts education and entertainment that preserves and enriches the local culture, and provides stewardship for a historically significant site.
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Alice and Clifford Cohen Fund

Alice Cohen established this fund with the support of her family to honor the memory of her husband, Clifford, and support her lifelong effort to provide a happier more fulfilling life to those suffering from mental illness. The fund supports the Friendship Network, sponsored by a National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate. Recognizing the crucial need to establish a fulfilling social life as part of recovery, the Friendship Network brings mentally ill individuals together to provide activities and support.
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Ruth & Robert Colvin Fund

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Community Literacy Fund

The Community Foundation’s board of directors designated this fund to support ongoing community efforts to increase literacy across the lifespan.
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Suzanne Civitello Memorial Scholarship Fund

After Suzy’s sudden death in July 2000, her parents established this scholarship for a Fayetteville-Manlius High School graduate who exemplifies dedication to community, especially through service to children, the underprivileged or disabled, and a spirit of compassion and loyalty.
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CURN Scholarship Fund

Established in 2007 in the name of Communities United to Rebuild Neighborhoods (CURN), this scholarship will distribute an annual award to a graduating African American from the southside of Syracuse who plans to further his or her education.
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Stan Derdzinski Memorial Scholarship Fund

This memorial fund was established to honor the life of Stanley John Derdzinski, III. Stan was a 2010 graduate of Cazenovia Central School and was attending SUNY Morrisville. This fund was established by his father to commemorate the joy he experienced while living and working alongside him. This fund will award one scholarship a year to the Cazenovia Central School student who demonstrates the most improvement during their high school career.
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Domestic Violence Endowment & Support Fund (DoVES)

Created by a caring and enthusiastic group committed to ending violence against women, the DoVES Fund was established in order to provide aid to victims of domestic violence.
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Farm Credit East Cares Community Fund

Farm Credit East is a specialized lender and financial service provider for the Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest industries. The organization established this fund to increase its charitable giving capacity and structure.
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Fayetteville-Manlius: A Better Chance Fund

Since 1963, A Better Chance has been opening the door to educational opportunities for thousands of young people of color in this nation. Its mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.
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Friends of Pro-Fac Fund

A large group of fruit and vegetable growers, organized through a cooperative called Pro-Fac, recognized an opportunity to set aside funds in support of leadership development for the food and agricultural industry in NYS. These members wish to provide a consistent source of revenue for the program with annual distributions from this fund.
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Lee M. Gatta and Joe Reddick Family Fund

This charitable fund will be used by Joe and Lee to support the important work of the Women’s Fund of Central New York and Home Aides of Central New York in perpetuity.
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Eric R. Gingold Foundation Fund

Eric Gingold was a 27-year old son, grandson, brother, uncle and future husband, successful at everything he did in life, when diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of sino-nasal cancer. This fund was created in Eric’s memory, to fund research and projects that enhance the quality of life for patients and their families through increased awareness, prevention, earlier detection, and improved treatment options for the less common forms of these diseases.
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Tucker Goodfellow Memorial Fund

Tucker always had a plan. Where he was going and how he would get there. Part of his plan was a college education. Hard work in school and at his job, were going to get him there. Tucker learned the responsibility of having a job, and paying for the things he wanted with his first job on a dairy farm at age fourteen. Since then, he has explored many careers. Finally choosing the automotive field as his major in college.
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Jenna Christine Grieshaber Scholarship Fund

Jenna’s parents established this fund in memory of their daughter, who became a victim of violence in the fall of 1997. Scholarships will be awarded to first-year college students who are receiving assistance from On Point for College with the goal of obtaining a college degree.
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Tracy L. Haylor Memorial Fund

While growing up in Central New York, Tracy Haylor loved swimming, playing outdoors and enjoying the summers. During her younger years, she spent many hours playing with fabric to create outfits for her dolls. She always loved textiles. Over the years, she honed her artistic skills in drawing and painting and won awards for her work throughout high school. In college, she discovered weaving, spinning and fibers and started working with the medium she fell in love with as a young girl. After college, she worked with children to share her love of fibers with them. Tracy passed away in 2006 but her love of fibers and handmade fine crafts will live on through this generous gift. This fund will honor artistic excellence and high levels of craftsmanship among young artists, with a particular preference for students participating in the Scholastic Arts competition in the areas of fine crafts such as textiles, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry and mixed media.
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Hearts in the Right Place Fund

Hearts in the Right Place FundOftentimes, those living with HIV and AIDS struggle to find the affordable housing and support they need to avoid being homeless or living out their lives in hospitals. Concerned citizens established this fund to ensure that adequate housing and support services will be available to this vulnerable population and others far into the future.
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Robert Angelo Henty Foundation

The Robert Angelo Henty Foundation is dedicated to continuing to shine a light on those who need help to reach their goals.
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Kathleen Sill Hoffman Hershberger Memorial Fund

The Kathleen Sill Hoffman Hershberger Memorial Fund was established to honor Kathleen's life. Kaye bravely battled breast cancer and sadly lost that battle in June of 2009. This fund will assist young mothers who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer to access the many support services available and to help families cope during this difficult time.
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Holstein Family Fund for Civic Engagement

Charlotte (Chuckie) and Alex Holstein, long-time community leaders, advocates and models for civic engagement, established this permanent fund to support civic trusteeship in perpetuity. The Holsteins share the belief that the place where we live has only been loaned to us by past generations to hold in trust for present and future generations. The fund will support the development of individual, organizational, and community capacity to encourage civic trusteeship that promotes a sustainable community.
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Kara Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kara Hood, a 1995 graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School, was killed in an automobile accident on January 15, 2001 in South Africa. Her short career, after graduating with honors from Trinity College in 1999, involved working for the underserved populations of South Africa. Kara's friends and family established this scholarship in her memory.
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Imagination Library of Syracuse

The Imagination Library provides a new, age-appropriate, book each month to every child in the Syracuse Zip Codes from birth to age five – at no cost to the family! Imagination Library depends upon the support of generous donors like you, with plans to expand as funds permit.
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InterFaith Works of Central New York’s Nona D. Stewart Refugee Assistance

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Harry and Helen Barnes Jewell Fund

Mary Jewell Mathews created this fund in honor of her parents to support the welfare of children and the protection of animals. This fund has a special emphasis on preventing child abuse; supporting children who have been victims of physical, emotional or sexual abuse; or projects that prevent animal abuse or handle the care and treatment of its victims.
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William Johnson Memorial Fund

William was born in 1995 with a rare life-threatening congenital heart defect know as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Due to surgery complications he was severely handicapped, non-verbal, and required many services in the form of therapies and special education. Sadly, at the age of 12, William's heart could no longer keep up with the demands of his growing body and he passed away. An annual autumn walk/run was established in his memory with proceeds going to the William Johnson Memorial Fund. The fund provides an annual award to a Baldwinsville senior pursuing a degree in the field of special education, physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, music therapy or vision therapy.
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Kappa Alpha Psi/M. Gilbert Kirkland Scholarship Fund

The local chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, a predominantly African American fraternal organization of college graduates whose main goals are community service and scholarship, established this endowment fund to augment its philanthropic efforts.
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KJ’s Angels Fund

KJ's Angels was created by Linda Hicks’ family and friend, Cindy Squillace, after Linda’s baby boy, Kevin Jaron (KJ), passed away in 2002. It is the KJ's Angels' mission to assist bereaved families with some of the financial burdens they will face and to connect families with emotional support.
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Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County

The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County possesses a mission to build upon their heritage and collectively support community initiatives that raise literacy levels across the lifespan in Onondaga County. Solving the problem of low literacy gets at the root of educational, social and economic issues in a way that no single subject does.
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The Liverpool Public Library Fund

The Liverpool Public Library serves the Liverpool Central School district and its more than 50,000 residents. It is Onondaga County's busiest suburban independent public library and offers patrons a vibrant and fun library experience, whether at the building or online. This fund was created by the Board of Trustees to support both capital and general library purposes.
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Ferdinand & Emilie Maltzan Memorial Scholarship Fund

To Adeline Maltzan, responsibility and hard work were the keys to success in both academics and life. Before succumbing to cancer in 1996, she included a bequest in her will that awards annual scholarships to the top ten graduates of Sherburne-Earlville High School. Instead of naming the fund for herself, Adeline chose to honor her two greatest inspirations – her conscientious, hardworking parents.
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John F. Marsellus Sabbatical Fund

The Central New York Community Foundation is pleased to offer the John F. Marsellus Sabbatical, created in memory of John’s desire to enhance the leadership capacity of applicant CEOs and senior management staff of Central New York nonprofit organizations.
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Jim Marshall Farms Foundation Endowment Fund

The Jim Marshall Farms Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Chittenango, utilizes a beautiful eighty-four acre horse farm to help people through interaction with animals, professionals and other caring people. Exposure to the life-affirming miracle of birth, the unconditional love of animals, the power of Mother Nature and the personal support of others are the therapeutic values embodied at this unique rural setting. This Fund was established by Jim ‘Doc’ Marshall to solely benefit the Jim Marshall Farms Foundation’s therapeutic programs.
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Joel David Namy Scholarship Fund

The Joel David Namy Scholarship Fund was created in honor of the late Joel Namy, who passed away while serving as a Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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New York State Agricultural Society Foundation

The New York State Agricultural Society, which serves as the founding agricultural organization in New York, established this Foundation to help carry out its mission of education, leadership development and recognition for future generations.
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North SYRACUSE EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUND

The North Syracuse Education Foundation is a nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to ensure that the students in the North Syracuse Central School District have the benefit of a quality education, by enhancing the level of excellence in our schools and responding to the realities of diminishing state and local funding.
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Peggy Ogden Community Fund

This fund was created in 2008 in honor of Margaret “Peggy” Ogden, as an enduring tribute to the impact of her work and dedication to our community after 20 years of service as the Community Foundation’s President and CEO.
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On Point for College Endowment Fund

John and Marcia Watt are deeply committed to the issues associated with college access and retention.  They strongly believe that providing our community’s underserved urban poor and immigrant populations with access to higher education will result in the reduction in poverty levels, innovation and economic revitalization for the Central New York region. They established this endowment to support the operations of On Point for College, which has helped more than 3000 youth over the past decade to get into college, stay there, and succeed afterwards.
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Oswego County Community Foundation

The Oswego County Community Foundation is a philanthropic initiative to attract and retain permanent charitable dollars for the benefit of Oswego County. This charitable endowment will serve as a collection of gifts from many donors who are committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in this region. It will award grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Oswego County.
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Barbara A. Pfefferle Scholarship Fund

Barbara Pfefferle was hired by Bishop Grimes High School in the fall of 1969 as a full-time physical education teacher. She began coaching the girls’ basketball team in her first year, leading them to an undefeated season. Ms. Pfefferle was instrumental in developing and coaching girls’ softball, tennis, volleyball and track & field at Grimes.
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Philanthropic Foodies Fund

Philanthropic Foodies is an annual gathering of dining enthusiasts who have a desire to give back to the community. The event, which showcases talented local chefs and products from local purveyors, raises charitable contributions to benefit pre-selected charities.
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Bryan M. Place Charitable Fund

Bryan M. Place passed away unexpectedly in January 2010 of an aortic aneurysm. His family and friends have organized the Bryan M. Place Charitable Fund in his honor, recognizing his substantial commitment to the local Manlius community. The Bryan M. Place Charitable Fund is a not-for-profit fund existing for the express purpose of giving back to the local Central New York community.
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J. Daniel & Diane Pluff Fund

J. Daniel Pluff, a prominent local financial advisor, established this fund with his wife Diane to benefit a cause that was deeply personal to them – services for children with special needs. When their two daughters, Anna now 13 and Sophie age 11, were born prematurely, they both were found to have moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. Early intervention services helped both girls to adapt extremely well with therapy and hearing technology.
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Price Of freedom Fund

Corporal Kyle Schneider, a fire team leader for 3rd Platoon, Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, was killed in action on June 30, 2011 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Sangin, Afghanistan. He was a brave young man genuinely concerned for America, family and friends. When he volunteered to be deployed, he told his superior officers, "It's my turn to bring home a son, a brother, a father a husband. It's my turn." The Price of Freedom Monument will remember the selfless actions of Kyle and the many other brave and dedicated men and women and service dogs of the United States Armed Forces who fight for our country every day.
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GREATER PULASKI COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund provides grants to not-for-profit organizations addressing community needs in the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland.
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Rapha Community Fund

The Rapha Community, whose name comes from the Hebrew for healing, began in the late 1960’s as a house church and has evolved into a small ecumenical faith community that operates through shared leadership and decisions made by consensus.
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Reller family fund

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Robert & Dorothy Riester Fund for Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Preservation

Dorothy and her late husband, Robert, shared a desire to preserve the 100 acre park from the residential development that they saw closing in around their beloved one-turned-park. They created an easement for the property to secure its permanent position as open space, but they knew that this was just one piece of the strategy they needed to implement to ensure the art park's long-term success. The Riesters turned to the Community Foundation to fulfill the final piece of their preservation plan: the establishment of an endowment to support the upkeep of the property.
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Dr. Henry Romano Fund for Children

As a well-respected pediatrician in Auburn for more than 60 years, Dr. Henry Romano often came face-to-face with a growing epidemic –health assistance not always available for children to enjoy their lives to the greatest degree possible. To address that need in his hometown and surrounding county, this special fund of the Cayuga Community Fund will help children of Cayuga County identified with physical, mental and developmental disabilities receive professional evaluations, early intervention services and equipment.
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Clyde E. Rutherford Leadership Scholarship Fund

Dairylea Cooperative Inc.’s 33-year President, Clyde Rutherford chose not to run again for the Board and finished his term as President of Dairylea in April of 2012. At Dairylea Cooperative's 104th Annual Meeting in October of 2011, the Board of Directors announced the establishment of the Clyde E. Rutherford Leadership Scholarship as a lasting tribute to him and his many contributions to Dairylea.
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Save 711 Project Fund

The 1910-11 AME Zion Church at 711 Fayette Street, Syracuse, is the oldest standing African American church building in the city of Syracuse, designed by Syracuse architect Charles Colton. Although in deteriorated condition, the building stands in its original location, with original interior and exterior details (including stained glass windows, circular staircases, and dormer windows). The fund will be used to support the restoration of this historic building.
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Say Yes to Education Endowment Fund

The Say Yes to Education Endowment  Fund is housed at the Central New York Community Foundation to ensure that the promise of education continues for Syracuse City School students into perpetuity. Contributions to the Say Yes to Education Endowment Fund are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Community Foundation, SRC and the Say Yes to Education Foundation up to $7,000,000 before the end of 2013.
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Southern Cayuga Scholarship Foundation

The Southern Cayuga Scholarship Foundation in Aurora was founded on the belief that all of the school district’s graduates deserve the opportunity to continue their education and that costs should not limit the pursuit of their dreams. The foundation’s goal is to solicit donations from the community in order to make as many financial awards as possible to support worthy district students who wish to pursue further education or training. The Southern Cayuga Scholarship Foundation considers applications from Southern Cayuga seniors as well as past district award recipients seeking financial support to continue their undergraduate college studies. In addition, applications from non-traditional students, such as adult district graduates returning to school or entering specialized training programs are also welcome. Awards are not based on financial need.
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Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund

The C.I.G.S. Foundation board of directors in 2001 chose to direct their assets to the Community Foundation to establish a fund to promote the vocational, educational, health and social needs of people with disabilities subject to social barriers. The fund is named in honor of Dr. Allen Speiser, the first director of Consolidated Industries, a sheltered workshop program for people with disabilities.
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Syracuse Alumni Rowing Association Endowment Fund (SARA)

Distributions from The SARA Endowment Fund will be designated to Syracuse University for the purpose of advancing the sport of rowing.
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Syracuse Beautification Fund/Connective Corridor

The Syracuse Beautification Fund was established through the Connective Corridor, a collaboration between Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County focused on urban revitalization and civic entrepreneurship. This fund will help maintain and enhance public parks and public spaces in the Connective Corridor district.
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Syracuse Women's District Golf Association Girls' Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created by the members of the Syracuse Women's District Golf Association to aid young women who are active participants in golf who are in need of financial assistance. 
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The Sarah Theiner Memorial Fund

Sarah Theiner was remembers as cheerful and outgoing, a good student and a good athlete. She was a member of the varsity track and soccer teams although she had just begun her sophomore year.
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Tully Free Library Endowment Fund

The Tully Free Library is now a not-for-profit Carnegie Library that serves the community of the Tully area. The Tully Free Library Endowment Fund, housed at the Central New York Community Foundation, will help serve the community through many years to come.
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Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fund

Jenni-Lyn Watson, 20, of Liverpool passed away unexpectedly in November 2010. The Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fund was established by her family to further enhance the Central New York arts landscape in her memory.
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Patrick Wiese Foundation Fund

Even though he was a standout high school athlete in three sports, it was no surprise to those that knew him when Patrick Wiese made the commitment to pursue his first love: Baseball. He accepted an offer from Le Moyne College and began his life as a Dolphin. Wiese played each and every game with gusto, skill and joy. Then, after sleepless nights with excruciating knee pain, he could no longer ignore it and received an MRI. The results came out of left field. Wiese was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. He is attacking physical therapy and chemotherapy as he would a pitcher with a great fastball. Patrick and his teammates established the Patrick Wiese Foundation to support cancer research, physical support for cancer patients as well as academic needs of patients who received their diagnosis while still pursuing an education.
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Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund of Central New York is a permanent endowment, established through the Central New York Community Foundation, to fund programs and projects that support women and girls. 
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Mark J. Wright Scholarship for Young Artist

Mark J. Wright, staff member at the Onondaga Cultural Resources Council, passed away on November 12, 2010 at the age of 50. Wright interacted with arts groups from across a five-county area and strongly believed in the arts’ role in building and expanding community.
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The Dr. Richard G. Zogby Fund

Dr. Richard Zogby, after receiving his medical degree from SUNY Medical University, went on to become a well-regarded orthopedic specialist in Syracuse for more than 25 years. He was a dedicated father of three and volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader and assistant Troop Master of Troop 369. He played college football for Dartmouth College and continued his love of the sport by supporting the Fayetteville-Manlius High School football team as their on-site team doctor during games. Richard passed away at the young age of 54 after a long illness, which he fought with courage, humility, resilience and grace. His wife Colleen established this fund in his memory to benefit local student athletes.
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Don't see the fund you are looking for? Visit the General Donate Now Page and add your desired fund name to the Fund Name field. For questions regarding how to give, please contact Jennifer Owens at 315-883-5540 or JOwens@cnycf.org.

 


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