Women’s Fund Accepting Grant Applications for Projects that Support Women and Girls

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August 25, 2014- The Women’s Fund of Central New York is now accepting applications from 501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations interested in applying for a grant. Organizations or projects that will have a positive impact on an issue or opportunity facing women and girls will be considered. A total of $26,000 will be awarded this year. Requests may

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Greater Pulaski Fund Awards $5,000 In Local Grants

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August 18, 2014 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $5,000 in grants to three Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Pulaski Bear Team received $1,000 in support for a Pulaski-based volunteer team to create Build-A-Bears for children receiving treatment at the hospital. Northern Oswego County Ambulance received $2,000 to purchase equipment that

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Oswego County Community Foundation Receives $50,000 Pledge

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            Fulton Savings Bank recently pledged a $50,000 commitment to the Oswego County Community Foundation. This gift, which will be fulfilled over 5 years, will help the Foundation reach its endowment fundraising goal of $500,000. “We sincerely appreciate Fulton Savings’ support and confidence in the Oswego County Community Foundation,” said Nancy Bellow, Foundation Council Chair. “We’re

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Community Foundation Joins Effort to Increase Employment Opportunities

The Central New York Community Foundation has joined several community partners to launch a new workforce development initiative that aims to create job opportunities for low-income residents in Syracuse. The Work Train Collaborative was established to help local employers fill gaps in their workforce by identifying their specialized, and sometimes industry-specific, employment needs and then working with local education partners and

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Strategic Partnership Report: More Than $1 Million Raised From Partnerships

July 28, 2014 – Effective nonprofit organizations are critical for the health and vitality of any community. But economic instability has created challenges for the entire nonprofit sector, forcing leaders to try to address community needs while also balancing already tight budgets. These growing challenges have prompted some to consider dramatic new levels of collaboration to ensure future sustainability of

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Donor Gift Sparks Fun In Education for Roberts School 4th Graders

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The James J. Dwyer, Jr. Memorial Fund has done a plethora of good since it was established at the Community Foundation in 1999. One particular focus of the fund has been to sponsor a field trip for fourth-graders at the Syracuse City School District’s Roberts K-8 school. The group visits historic castles and other attractions in the Thousand Islands. “Each year

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Fun Literacy Event Promotes Summer Learning

Clifford the Big Red Dog, cookies, games, craft projects and children’s books were enjoyed by all that attended the Literacy Regional Summer Learning Event on July 1, a collective effort to promote the importance of summer learning. This literacy-themed event held at Destiny USA was a definite hit. Hundreds of children and parents stopped by the booths to discuss opportunities for

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