Women’s Fund Honored Grantees at Awards Reception

Womens Fund Logo Coated (Small)

May 1, 2015 (Syracuse, NY) – Twelve nonprofit organizations from Onondaga, Madison and Cayuga counties were awarded grants at the Women’s Fund of Central New York’s annual grant awards reception, held on April 29. This awards dinner marked 15 years of grantmaking by the Fund for the benefit of women and girls in Central New York. The grants, totaling $30,500,

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Enable and TLS merge to form AccessCNY


Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Two local nonprofits put this to the test and successfully completed a formal merge to enhance their program delivery and maximize operations. Thanks to support from the Community Foundation’s Strategic Partnership Fund and Community Grant program, Enable and Transitional Living Services (TLS) were able

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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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