Learn How You Can Help Change the Face of Central New York

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In 2010, the Central New York Community Foundation commissioned a study on the impact that imminent estate transfers will have on the region. Over the next few years, local individuals and families will leave an unprecedented $22 billion to their relatives after they pass away. How much of this enormous generational transfer of wealth will stay in this community? Now,

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$77,000 in Grants Awarded to Provide Health Support Services

March 2015 Community Grants

March 24, 2015 – The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $77,000 in grants to two local nonprofit organizations. Both grants will support services that address a specific health-related need. Clear Path for Veterans received $30,000 to establish the Home for the Brave program, which will pair dogs with veterans as they undergo the initial training to become service dogs.

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A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Health Fund to be Administered by Oswego County Community Foundation

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March 19, 2015- The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) has had an exciting few months, having reached its $500,000 fundraising goal in only two years of operation. It is now beginning to map out its grantmaking strategy for the coming year, including the distribution of grants from the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Health Fund. This field-of-interest fund, administered by

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Community Foundation Offering Scholarship for Graduating Seniors

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March 16, 2015 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will award $2,725 each to one graduating male and female this year. Scholarships may be renewed annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipient’s continued full-time

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Literacy Champions Excite Children About Reading

Literacy Champion Grants help Pre-K Children

About 75 children from PEACE, Inc.’s Head Start program gathered at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on March 2nd to celebrate Read Across America Day, set on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County and the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo hosted this Dr. Seuss-themed event to announce the ten recipients of more than $62,178 in Literacy Champion

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Oswego County Community Foundation Reaches $500,000 Fundraising Goal

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The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) recently achieved its $500,000 fundraising goal with the help of a $14,000 gift from Oswego native Eleanor Filburn and a $122,000 contribution from NBT Bank’s charitable foundation.  These gifts helped the Oswego Foundation secure a $200,000 matching grant jointly issued last year by the Central New York Community Foundation and the Richard S.

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Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

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March 2, 2015 (Cayuga, NY)- The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of Cayuga County. The application deadline is March 31, 2015. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County. Visit http://www.cnycf.org/cayuga to learn

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