Building on our commitment to collecting and analyzing local data as well as the experience we have accumulated over more than 90 years of service to our region, we serve as a resource to residents seeking insights on social and community issues. We work to identify initiatives that will positively impact the Central New York region. The following programs help bring those data and strategic insights to the community, so that we can collectively measure progress and plan action together.

Performance Management Learning Community (PMLC)

Nonprofit organizations used the PMLC to improve their ability to track data, measure performance outcomes and use data to drive decisions.

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Community Data Group

Gatherings for individuals to share data and coordinate efforts to help our community improve more effectively. Meetings are held at the CNY Philanthropy Center every Friday at 8:30 a.m. Contact Mark King at kingmarkd@gmail.com for more information.

CNY Vitals

A ‘state of the community’ website that provides a common source of data and interactive visualizations on critical topics that affect the health and progress of our region.

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Community Investment Stories

Women manning table
Publications May 19, 2022

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Publications May 19, 2022

What's Happening

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Group of children and adults outside
Publications May 19, 2022

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Who Want Smoke BBQ staff and students
Blogs May 6, 2022

Who Want Smoke BBQ

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Foster grandparents with children
Blogs May 2, 2022

Innovation in Action: Data Dating

"Data Dating" pairs non-profits together to better serve the communities they represent.

Bob Vitkus stands outside
Stories April 5, 2022

Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today in Action

Dr. Robert J. Vitkus adored the outdoors, and Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today seeks to continue his ...

Stories April 5, 2022

CNY Arts Grants Support Local Artists

COVID-19 changed the way local artists interacted with their audiences. CNY Arts were committed to ...

Black Media Mogul Maker attendant
Stories April 5, 2022

Excellence in Action: Black Media Mogul Maker

Central New York is bursting with creativity; Black Media Mogul Maker seeks to amplify its ...

Women manning table
Publications May 19, 2022

Identifying Areas for Growth

Giving Voice Spring 2022: Granting Matters

What's Happening
Publications May 19, 2022

What's Happening

Giving Voice Spring 2022

Group of children and adults outside
Publications May 19, 2022

WHOLE ME Helps CNY Deaf Community Thrive

Giving Voice Spring 2022: Grantee Story

Who Want Smoke BBQ staff and students
Blogs May 6, 2022

Who Want Smoke BBQ

For Tamica Barnett, barbecues have the potential to uplift communities while creating a newfound sense ...

Foster grandparents with children
Blogs May 2, 2022

Innovation in Action: Data Dating

"Data Dating" pairs non-profits together to better serve the communities they represent.

Bob Vitkus stands outside
Stories April 5, 2022

Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today in Action

Dr. Robert J. Vitkus adored the outdoors, and Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today seeks to continue his ...

Stories April 5, 2022

CNY Arts Grants Support Local Artists

COVID-19 changed the way local artists interacted with their audiences. CNY Arts were committed to ...

Black Media Mogul Maker attendant
Stories April 5, 2022

Excellence in Action: Black Media Mogul Maker

Central New York is bursting with creativity; Black Media Mogul Maker seeks to amplify its ...

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