Congratulations on receiving your Black Equity & Excellence grant! We look forward to seeing the good it will help you do in our region. We encourage you to share the news of this grant to raise awareness of the valuable work you are doing in the community. The following communication guidelines will assist you with these promotions.

In all materials, describe your funding as a Black Equity & Excellence grant from the Central New York Community Foundation.

Promote your project with a news release to the local media. Here is a sample press release to help you get started. If you’re inviting the media out to cover your project or event, invite us too by sending the information to info@cnycf.org.

Please use the following description of the Community Foundation in press releases and other write-ups about topics pertaining to our work.

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity established in 1927 that receives contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $366 million and has invested more than $230 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of strategic initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time. cnycf.org

Spread the word about your project through social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. You can tag the Community Foundation (@CNYCF) on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

Sample Social Media Posts

Include photos when possible.

Facebook

When a grant is awarded:

“Thank you to @CNYCF for supporting [INSERT ORGANIZATION] with a Black Equity & Excellence grant to [INSERT SPECIFICS OF PROJECT.] Partnerships with supporters like you help us [INSERT APPROPRIATE PHRASE OF DETAIL i.e. achieve our goals, feed XXX children, build XXXX, etc.]

When project is launched (with picture or video):

We just [opened, fed, built, launched, whatever the details of project] thanks to a @CNYCF Black Equity & Excellence grant, which made this possible. [details of how this project expands your organization’s impact].

Twitter

When the grant is awarded:

“Thank you @CNYCF for supporting [INSERT ORGANIZATION] with a Black Equity & Excellence grant, which will help us [INSERT DESCRIPTION].

When project is launched (with picture or video):

We just [opened, fed, built, launched, short details of project]. Thanks @CNYCF for the Black Equity & Excellence grant that made it possible!

You are welcome and encouraged to use our logo on any collateral materials about your project, including websites, email blasts, brochures, and posters. You can download our logo here.

We often feature stories of our grantees through our social media, website, newsletters and annual report. If you have a story or photos that you would like to share about your grant, please contact Juliet Maloff, Communications Officer.

Black Equity & Excellence Stories

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Community Foundation Announces New Black Equity & Excellence Fund Advisory Council Members

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Blogs October 26, 2021

Reflections: Using Data to Improve Equity

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News Releases September 30, 2021

$248,000 in Grants Distributed to Black-Led Organizations to Support Black Business, Youth and Building Generational Wealth

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Stories August 26, 2021

8/28 Day Spotlight | UrbanTSyr

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Stories August 26, 2021

8/28 Day Spotlight | Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company

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Stories August 25, 2021

8/28 Day Spotlight | Dunbar Association

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Stories August 13, 2021

Black Philanthropy Month | Tamika Otis

I want Central New York to look like a place that exemplifies an overwhelming love ...

Stories August 11, 2021

Black Philanthropy Month | Barry Wells

"Philanthropy can address many of the issues and problems hindering our march toward forming a ...

Stories August 9, 2021

Black Philanthropy Month | Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling

"Philanthropy is not just about giving out handouts (although that most certainly has its place); ...

News Releases October 27, 2021

Community Foundation Announces New Black Equity & Excellence Fund Advisory Council Members

The Community Foundation launched the Black Equity & Excellence Fund in June of 2020 to ...

Blogs October 26, 2021

Reflections: Using Data to Improve Equity

Frank Ridzi, vice president, community investment, reflects on how nonprofits can measure how effectively their ...

Group of individuals standing together
News Releases September 30, 2021

$248,000 in Grants Distributed to Black-Led Organizations to Support Black Business, Youth and Building Generational Wealth

The Community Foundation recently distributed a new round of grants from its Black Equity & ...

Stories August 26, 2021

8/28 Day Spotlight | UrbanTSyr

The Black Equity & Excellence Fund allowed for optimization of UrbanTsyr online content with professionally ...

Stories August 26, 2021

8/28 Day Spotlight | Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company

Through the generous support of the Community Foundation’s Black Equity & Excellence Fund we produced, ...

Stories August 25, 2021

8/28 Day Spotlight | Dunbar Association

Knowing that initiatives such as the BE&E Fund believes in your vision helps wounds become ...

Stories August 13, 2021

Black Philanthropy Month | Tamika Otis

I want Central New York to look like a place that exemplifies an overwhelming love ...

Stories August 11, 2021

Black Philanthropy Month | Barry Wells

"Philanthropy can address many of the issues and problems hindering our march toward forming a ...

Stories August 9, 2021

Black Philanthropy Month | Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling

"Philanthropy is not just about giving out handouts (although that most certainly has its place); ...

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