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

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 ...

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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