We offer a number of grant programs that seek to bring about positive change and impact while honoring diversity and building inclusion within and across our many communities. The following programs provide responsive support to projects that enhance the lives of residents within Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga, Cortland and Oswego counties.

Our largest funding opportunity, the Community Grant program accepts applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties seeking to fund innovative projects in the areas of: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, human services and the environment.

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The Black Equity & Excellence Fund supports community-based projects for the Black community of Central New York that promote and encourage self-sufficiency and improve the physical and economic conditions that affect quality of life.

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The Cortland County Bright Ideas Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations that directly benefit the residents of Cortland County.

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The DoVES Fund supports projects that provide aid to victims of domestic violence.

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The Strategic Partnership Fund supports organizations seeking to create new synergies in and between nonprofits, such as mergers and affiliations, that will enable them to enhance program delivery and achieve more effective and efficient use of limited financial and human resources.

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Affiliate Funds

The Cayuga Community Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County.

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The Pulaski Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs in the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland in Oswego County.

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The Oswego County Community Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that directly benefit the residents of Oswego County.

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The Women’s Fund supports projects that improve the lives of women and girls in Central New York.

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Deadline Calendar

Our grant opportunities are offered at various times over the course of the year.

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Reporting

Reports assist us in assessing our grantmaking efforts.

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Community Investment Stories

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Using Job Training and Certification to Reduce Poverty

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Beyond the Pond: The Deeper Role of Webster Pond

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Stories January 8, 2021

Indian Cultural Center Raises Money for Community-At-Large

For more than 35 years, the India Community Religious and Cultural Center (ICRCC) has been ...

Men standing outside gardening
Stories May 4, 2021

Using Job Training and Certification to Reduce Poverty

The fight to end the generational poverty in our community is ongoing. Fortunately, there are ...

Stories April 8, 2021

Grant Means Long-Term Support for Onondaga County's Children

The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) has an important mission: to build the brains of our ...

News Releases March 1, 2021

Cayuga Community Fund is Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year.

Stories February 25, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship

Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to ...

Stories February 17, 2021

From Black History to Black Renaissance: Two Syracuse Black-led Organizations Share Their Stories of Triumph and Struggle

For Black History Month, we chose to highlight two of our Black Equity & Excellence ...

Stories February 16, 2021

Scholarship Recipient to Fraternal Brother - Starting the College Journey with Two Students at a Time

When Keyshawn Blakes received a scholarship from Kappa to assist with graduate school, more than ...

SOMAC volunteers conducting a motor vehicle accident training
Stories January 8, 2021

Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps Fills Gaps in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

SOMAC, an organization that provides emergency medical services to Madison County residents, relies heavily on ...

duck
Topics January 8, 2021

Beyond the Pond: The Deeper Role of Webster Pond

Named after one of the first White settlers in the region who befriended members of ...

ICRCC Logo
Stories January 8, 2021

Indian Cultural Center Raises Money for Community-At-Large

For more than 35 years, the India Community Religious and Cultural Center (ICRCC) has been ...

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