Partnership Offers Leadership Training for Future Nonprofit Board Members

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Contact: Heidi Holtz, 315-474-2489,   (Syracuse, NY) A partnership of the Gifford Foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation, Leadership Greater Syracuse, the Human Services Leadership Council and City of Syracuse residents is offering a new initiative called Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders which focuses on leadership development through board service.  The purpose of this initiative is to increase inclusiveness and

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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


            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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DoVES Fund Delivers Donations to Chadwick Residence


Each year, the members of the Domestic Violence Endowment & Support (DoVES) Fund survey the needs of domestic violence organizations and choose local programs to monetarily support. This year, they decided to do even more by collectively donating new and barely worn slacks, blazers, skirts, and blouses to the Chadwick Residence shelter. More than a dozen garment bags and large shopping bags

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New Infusion “Playroom” Offers an Interactive Environment for Upstate Cancer Patients


There’s no end to the joy that a few toys can bring to a child. This is especially true for those undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the new Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, housed at the new Upstate Cancer Center. The hallmark of the new center is an infusion “playroom” that will be filled from top

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