Syracuse Beautification Fund/Connective Corridor 

The Syracuse Beautification Fund was established through the Connective Corridor, a collaboration between Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County focused on urban revitalization and civic entrepreneurship.  The project is creating new urban spaces and complete streetscapes with networks of green infrastructure, bike and pedestrian paths, and a free public transportation system, as well as public art.  The goal is to connect University Hill with downtown business districts and neighborhoods, and to help students become part of the fabric of the community.

This fund will help maintain and enhance public parks and public spaces in the district known as the Connective Corridor.  This multi-donor field of interest fund includes both endowed and directed gifts to provide services, improvements and beautification projects along the Connective Corridor.  An example is Forman Park, one of the oldest public parks in the city, dating back to 1839, named in honor of the man considered to be the founder of Syracuse.

Public funding creates civic improvements, but it falls upon citizens to uphold and maintain them, and ensure that they are vibrant for the generations that follow.  That is the spirit of a true public-private partnership, and the goal of this fund.  

Syracuse is seeing new energy, with young entrepreneurs, artists and businesses moving in. New restaurants, galleries and shops are opening downtown. New real estate projects and civic improvements like the Connective Corridor are creating a new landscape that we can all be proud of.  Now, let’s work together to ensure Syracuse is vibrant for generations that follow. That’s the goal of this fund.  

Syracuse. If you live it and love it, pay it forward. Keep it beautiful. Every gift helps.

Please consider giving to this permanent charitable endowment to help meet these needs.
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