Community Foundation Joins Sustainable Homes Effort


The Central New York Community Foundation is excited to join Home HeadQuarters, the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County and multiple community partners to help launch a new sustainable homes program in Syracuse. The initiative recently received a jump-start with a $1,000,000 grant from the Office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. The Community Foundation is assisting this effort with funding, convening and

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Community Foundation Announces Promotions

Promotions 2015

April 21, 2015 – The Central New York Community Foundation has promoted three employees. Katrina Crocker was promoted to Director of Communications. Crocker has been working with the Community Foundation since 2007 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from Syracuse University. At the Community Foundation, Crocker coordinates the development and implementation of the organization’s overall communications strategy.

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Contact Community Services Launches Crisis Chat Component

Contact Community Services

In order to reach a younger audience with mental health counseling, Contact Community Services launched Crisis Chat with support from a recent Community Foundation grant. Crisis Chat allows young people to reach out to trained volunteers when having a mental health crisis by using technology they’re most comfortable with: instant messaging. On a typical day, the service receives 20 to

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Northside Revealed Bus Tour shows new side to historic neighborhood

Northside Revealed Tour

On Thursday April 16, Northside UP, Hopeprint, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and the Central New York Community Foundation collaborated to showcase the changing dynamic of Syracuse’s Northside neighborhood on a 40-minute bus tour. The bus tour had 11 stops through the historic neighborhood to demonstrate examples of new developments and investment in the neighborhood. Syracuse’s Northside started off as

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Speiser Fund Announces Grant Awards


April 3, 2015 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund of the Central New York Community Foundation awarded $4,451 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities. Human Services Coalition of Cayuga County received $1,000 to support an employer toolkit – Disability Diversity Training. The toolkit will increase training and technical assistance opportunities for employers

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


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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