Regional & Affiliate COVID-19 Community Support 

This page is for those applying for or donating to COVID-19 support efforts from the Community Foundation's regional funds or the Women's Fund of CNY. Applicants and donors to the Onondaga County-based COVID-19 Community Support Fund should click here.

While we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our neighbors face disproportionate challenges due to unexpected time off from work, unplanned child or health care expenses and lack of access to adequate food and shelter. 

The Central New York Community Foundation’s affiliate funds have joined forces with local partners to provide assistance to organizations working with residents who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak.


Oswego County COVID-19 Fund

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The Oswego County Community Foundation is partnering with United Way Greater Oswego County and the Richard S. Shineman Foundation to support organizations serving Oswego County residents.

Thank you to our fundholders, foundation donors and corporate donors!
Richard S. Shineman Foundation
National Grid
Community Bank
Joseph & Rosemary Wiedenbeck Family Fund



Cayuga County COVID-19 Fund


The Cayuga Community Fund is partnering with United Way of Cayuga County to support organizations serving Cayuga County residents.

Thank you to our fundholders, foundation donors and corporate donors!
Fred L. Emerson Foundation
Avangrid Foundation/NYSEG
Elsa Allyn Soderberg Family Fund



Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund 



The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund will support organizations serving residents of Pulaski and the town of Richland.

Thank you to our foundation donor!
The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust



Madison County Rural Poverty Fund



The Madison County Rural Poverty Fund will support organizations serving residents of Madison County.

Thank you to our foundation donor!

Avangrid Foundation/NYSEG



Women’s Fund of Central New York 



THE WOMEN'S FUND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 GRANT CYCLE. PLEASE CHECK BACK EARLY 2021. 

The Women’s Fund of Central New York will support organizations in Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga and Oswego counties that support the needs of women and girls.


Thank you to our corporate donor!
Women Transcending Boundaries
Aminy I. Audi Fund
Rhoda Sikes Fund





Nonprofits in Onondaga County can apply for funding from the COVID-19 Community Support Fund.


View our Grants:

Oswego County COVID-19 Fund

Arc of Oswego - $7,500
Purchase laptops or tablets that will be loaned to clients for participation in telehealth sessions

Catholic Charities of Oswego County - $5000

Assemble bags with items such as games and art supplies for delivery to families throughout Oswego County

Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County – $9,100

Provide enhanced mental health and support services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Donald McFee Memorial Ambulance Service Inc. - $2,000
Purchase equipment and medical supplies needed to treat patients

Farnham Family Services – $10,000

Implement a remote workforce including laptops, hotspots, licenses and cell phones

Fulton City School District – $2,500

Distribute basic household cleaning supplies and family activities to promote and sustain physical, social and emotional wellness

 

Fulton Family YMCA – $22,000

Provide affordable childcare and host a call center which allows YMCA staff to call and connect with members who are affected by the pandemic


Fulton Public Library - $500

Purchase PPE and cleaning supplies for employees and guests

Kristina's House of Hope - $5,000
Purchase emergency shelter supplies for women who are displaced or are struggling with drug and/or alcohol dependency in Oswego County

Mexico Food Pantry – Saint Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church - $3,000

Provide the community with needed food

 

Oswego Health Foundation – $750

Provide individuals with mental health engagement, intervention and follow-up support

Oswego Health Foundation - $15,000
Support for a Rheonix Encompass MDx workstation to enable in-house COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Oswego County

Oswego Industries $3,000

Produce large amounts of cotton masks and gowns for local healthcare providers, including Menter Ambulance and Oswego Health


Oswego YMCA – $24,000

Provide care and meals to children of essential workers in Oswego County

Oswego YMCA – $21,602
Continue to offer emergency child care for essential workers in the Oswego area

The Phoenix Area Food Pantry $2,500

Distribute food items to community members

 

Public Broadcasting Council of CNY (WCNY) - $5,000
Broadcast TV Classroom Network, which offers Pre-K to 12th grade instruction in key academic subject areas such as health, physical fitness, and music, by teachers who are helping children learn from home

The Salvation Army – $6,800

Offer pre-packed food boxes and grab and go lunches for Oswego residents

 


Cayuga County COVID-19 Fund

Auburn Rescue Mission – $15,000

Supply food, household items and financial support to keep families moving forward 

 

Booker T. Washington Community Center – $650

Provide properly packaged food for local residents

 

Cayuga Centers - $2,000
Provide masks and face shields for employees to use during home visits and trauma interventions

Cayuga Community Health Network - $2,608

Provide wellness kits including face masks, hand sanitizer and information in Spanish/ English about COVID-19 prevention to farm workers

Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation – $10,000

Offer low and moderate-income renters and homeowners funds for emergency rent and home repairs

 

Central New York TomatoFest – $18,000

Partner with other organizations to bring food to residents of Cayuga County

 

Food Bank of Central New York – $1,320

Create emergency food boxes that will be distributed by Cayuga County’s Office for the Aging

 

Mozaic (Formerly ARC of Seneca-Cayuga) - $10,000
supply employees with PPE and cleaning supplies as they provide aid to Cayuga County residents

Peachtown Elementary School - $1,200
Hire Wells College education majors as study buddies/tutors to work with individual students via video conferencing

Peachtown Elementary School - $4,800

Continue the virtual tutor/study buddy program which pairs Wells education majors with families in need of educational support; Hire a qualified consultant to work with teaching staff over the summer months to develop a vibrant and effective online learning structure

Transportation Project for Cayuga County – $2,000
Transport senior and disabled citizens of Cayuga County to medical appointments and groceries

Unity House of Cayuga County  – $700
Provide phone cards for clients to participate in telehealth sessions, online classes and check-in meetings

WCNY Public Broadcasting - $2,500
Broadcast the TV Classroom Network, which provides Pre-K-12 instruction in key academic subject areas by Syracuse-area teachers


Madison County Rural Poverty Fund

CazCares - $5,000       
Assist clients with food and emergency services

CNY Diaper Bank – $5,000
Facilitate an emergency diaper distribution in Madison County 

Clear Path for Veterans – $5,000
Provide emergency food deliveries, mental health services, and financial/career counseling to Veterans and their families

Community Action Partnership for Madison County – $3,000
Provide IT support for staff to work remotely and supplement emergency supplies for families such as cleaning products, hygiene items, food and diapers.

Consumer Services of Madison County – $5,000
Provide remote services for clients

Cornell Cooperative Extension - $7,500
Distribute farmer support packages which will include masks, hand sanitizer, timely information on farmworker resources for health and safety, and notes of appreciation and encouragement.  

Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County – $5,000
Support for the Child Care Resource & Referral Program 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County - $3,000
Offer summer learning programs for children ages 5-13 in Madison County

David's Refuge – $500
Provide food packages for caregiver families 

Fiver Children’s Foundation - $5,000
Provide virtual emotional support services to youth with mental health concerns and their families

Hamilton Food Cupboard – $1,500

Provide food, cleaning supplies and basic hygiene products to Madison County residents

Haven at Skanda – $15,000
Support emergency child care to school-aged children in families where parents are essential personnel and cannot stay home with children, or where families have been identified by the Madison County Department of Social Services as at-high-risk for abuse

Liberty Resources - $10,000
Provide telehealth services for substance abuse disorders during pandemic. Services include medical assisted therapy, therapeutic intervention, crisis intervention, support and recovery services

Madison County Hospice and Palliative Care – $392
Offer telehealth services to patients

Oneida Healthcare – $25,000
Facilitate access to critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), testing supplies, thermometers and technology. 

Salvation Army – $5,000
Provide emergency assistance in rural communities

SOMAC, Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps – $3,000
Purchase PPE equipment and food for increased staff to meet demand for ambulance services to Syracuse


Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund

C.A.C. Foundation - $3,000
Provide PPE, thermometers and other safety measures to employees and clients in Pulaski

Pulaski Community Cupboard Food Pantry – $2,000

Provide the Pulaski community with much-needed food

 

Salmon River Fine Arts Center - $3,120
Offer a variety of virtual art classes designed to help relieve stress and encourage the development of skills for youth in Pulaski

 

United Friends of Homeless Animals - $2000
Provide food, litter, supplies and veterinary visits for our homeless animals



Women's Fund of Central New York

AccessCNY - $5,000
Provide hygiene baskets for 150 women and girls who receive services through its mental health programs, including employment and CASA, a program for abused and neglected children in foster care.

ACR Health - $5000
Supply protective equipment, masks, personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies to clients with compromised immune systems

Chadwick Residence, Inc. - $5,000
Provide supportive housing and assistance to homeless youth, young mothers, victims of domestic violence, and women with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders

Dunbar Association - $5,450
Provide virtual supportive group therapy for girls between 5 and 18 years old.

 The Haven at Skanda - $5,000
Provide emergency child care for school-aged children whose parents are essential personnel or whose families have been identified by the Madison County Department of Social Services as at-high-risk for abuse

King Ferry Food Pantry, Inc. - $3,000
Provide a one-month supply of personal hygiene products and vitamins to women in our community

Oswego County Opportunities - $5,000
Purchase food, diapers, formula, feminine hygiene products, and clothing for women and girls throughout Oswego County who are fleeing domestic violence, living in a homeless situation, have a history of trauma, are pregnant/parenting or are living in poverty.

Rescue Mission Alliance-Auburn program - $5000
Supply food and provide tele-case management for families

The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services - $5000
Deliver food and hygiene items weekly to senior citizens

Tucker Missionary Baptist Church - $5000
Serve hot meals to the community twice per week