Over the course of our history, we have harnessed the power of collaboration to tackle our community’s most pressing issues. By working together with government, community leaders and area nonprofits, we are able to leverage resources and achieve ambitious goals. Our strategic initiatives allow us to partner with leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to find innovative and effective solutions to community-wide issues.

A collaboration that promotes a holistic approach to addressing the development needs of children in Onondaga County.

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Collective impact efforts working to help address and decrease poverty in Central New York. We provide technical and funding support.

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A coalition of human service agencies working together to identify opportunities and provide response to basic human needs.

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A multi-year commitment to decrease the region’s alarming childhood lead poisoning rates.

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Multiple efforts across our region are helping adults and children improve their literacy skills.

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An effort to support poverty-related efforts in Madison County through funding, impact investing and community leadership.

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A program that awards mini-grants to cover the costs of environmental improvement projects.

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A scholarship program designed to remove financial barriers for Syracuse City School District students to attend college. Say Yes Syracuse is now independently governed and administered by the Community Foundation

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A collective effort by local community groups to provide career pathways to low-income individuals while fulfilling staffing needs of local employers.

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In addition to the initiatives listed above, we also work to respond to community needs as they emerge. Learn more about our COVID-19 response.

Community Investment Stories

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 ...

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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 ...

Group of OGs Against Violence volunteers
Stories January 8, 2021

OG's Against Violence: Rebuilding the "Village" of Syracuse

Clifford Ryan, a strong advocate against police brutality and racism, also fights to put an ...

Children color at a table at the Cortland Salvation Army
Topics December 26, 2020

Salvation Army of Cortland

In the city of Cortland, nearly 24 percent of residents live below the poverty line. ...

Volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.
Stories December 26, 2020

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity achieved a milestone this spring by becoming the first Habitat affiliate ...

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 ...

Group of OGs Against Violence volunteers
Stories January 8, 2021

OG's Against Violence: Rebuilding the "Village" of Syracuse

Clifford Ryan, a strong advocate against police brutality and racism, also fights to put an ...

Children color at a table at the Cortland Salvation Army
Topics December 26, 2020

Salvation Army of Cortland

In the city of Cortland, nearly 24 percent of residents live below the poverty line. ...

Volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.
Stories December 26, 2020

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity achieved a milestone this spring by becoming the first Habitat affiliate ...

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