We offer programming and scholarships to help open doors of opportunity for youth in Central New York who desire to enhance their education and go on to successful, productive careers.

Scholarships

Scholarship funds provide financial assistance for students of Central New York Schools seeking to continue their education at accredited colleges, universities, or technical schools. Our directory of scholarships is arranged by interest area, school and geographic region.

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Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes Syracuse is a historically unprecedented collaboration among diverse groups of Syracuse-area corporate, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to ensure that all Syracuse City School District students have the necessary support to graduate ready for higher education and that no financial barriers prevent them from attending college.

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Community Investment Stories

Six young people gather in front of mural at Boys & Girls Clubs
Publications October 6, 2022

Turning the Corner: A Rationale for the Next Step in Our Performance Management Work

Colby Cyrus, CAPM and Frank Ridzi, Ph.D. examine the impact the CNYCF's Performance Management Learning ...

Children standing with paramedic
News Releases September 28, 2022

$240,000 in Grants Awarded to Black-Led Organizations

Seventeen grants from our Black Equity & Excellence Fund totaling $240,000 were distributed to support ...

News Releases August 31, 2022

Layla's Got You Assists in EITC Education

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit geared towards middle, and ...

Central New York Community Foundation at Juneteenth Parade
News Releases August 15, 2022

Black Philanthropy Month | Juneteenth Inc. Receives $2,500 for Festival and Parade

Last month’s Juneteenth parade, a city-wide expression of pride, brought together the Black community in ...

Lead Free Kids New York at assembly
Publications July 19, 2022

Lead Free Kids New York Receives $25,000 to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Central New York is home to various features to be proud of. However, it is ...

Children on the playground
Blogs July 13, 2022

North Syracuse Early Education Program Receives $30,000 for Inclusive Playground

For children who are eager to spend time with their friends but have physical impairments, ...

Older woman sits at a table
Blogs June 15, 2022

Seniors Find Support for Unmet Needs

Interfaith Works has received $35,000 to assist low-income, older adults in the waning stages of ...

Nikki Jones
Stories June 1, 2022

Black Equity and Excellence: Nikki R. Jones

Nikki R. Jones is creating and trailblazing a path for black women in her community.

Six young people gather in front of mural at Boys & Girls Clubs
Publications October 6, 2022

Turning the Corner: A Rationale for the Next Step in Our Performance Management Work

Colby Cyrus, CAPM and Frank Ridzi, Ph.D. examine the impact the CNYCF's Performance Management Learning ...

Children standing with paramedic
News Releases September 28, 2022

$240,000 in Grants Awarded to Black-Led Organizations

Seventeen grants from our Black Equity & Excellence Fund totaling $240,000 were distributed to support ...

News Releases August 31, 2022

Layla's Got You Assists in EITC Education

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit geared towards middle, and ...

Central New York Community Foundation at Juneteenth Parade
News Releases August 15, 2022

Black Philanthropy Month | Juneteenth Inc. Receives $2,500 for Festival and Parade

Last month’s Juneteenth parade, a city-wide expression of pride, brought together the Black community in ...

Lead Free Kids New York at assembly
Publications July 19, 2022

Lead Free Kids New York Receives $25,000 to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Central New York is home to various features to be proud of. However, it is ...

Children on the playground
Blogs July 13, 2022

North Syracuse Early Education Program Receives $30,000 for Inclusive Playground

For children who are eager to spend time with their friends but have physical impairments, ...

Older woman sits at a table
Blogs June 15, 2022

Seniors Find Support for Unmet Needs

Interfaith Works has received $35,000 to assist low-income, older adults in the waning stages of ...

Nikki Jones
Stories June 1, 2022

Black Equity and Excellence: Nikki R. Jones

Nikki R. Jones is creating and trailblazing a path for black women in her community.

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