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. The alliance receives space, funding and technical assistance from us.

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

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A coalition of human service agencies working together to identify opportunities and provide response to basic human needs. We provide grant, management and facilitation support.

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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. We provide funding, management and research support.

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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. We provide funding for this program.

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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

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Publications May 19, 2022

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Giving Voice Spring 2022: Granting Matters

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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

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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 ...

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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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