Four Central New York Community Foundation Employees Promoted

April 14 2017 – The Central New York Community Foundation promoted four employees. Jennifer Owens, CAP, was named Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Jennifer has served the Community Foundation in a variety of roles since 2004, most recently as Vice President, Development & Marketing. Jennifer primarily oversees the Community Foundation’s fundraising efforts, working to build permanent charitable funds

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Planning Grant Opportunities Available for Initiatives that Support Women and Girls

April 7, 2017- The Women’s Fund of Central New York is now accepting grant applications. This year, applications will be accepted from organizations in need of support for planning grants to address key issues that affect women and girls. Funding may be used to cover costs related planning, such as data gathering, research, consultants or meetings. A total of $30,000

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Speiser Fund Announces Grant Awards

April 3, 2017 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,700 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. AccessCNY received $2,000 to purchase a 20-quart mixer with an advanced safety feature for Provisions Bakery trainees. At the bakery, individuals with development

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Syracuse Students Discover Inner-Strength and Learn to Value Each Other Through Positivity Project

Local veterans gathered together with a 5th grade class at J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School in Syracuse. The students interviewed the veterans, who shared stories of life, loss and bravery. Bravery is one of 24 character strengths that are part of the Positivity Project, a national nonprofit effort that helps students build stronger relationships by recognizing these traits in themselves and

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Grant Awarded to Enhance Early Childhood Education

Nearly $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties March 28, 2017 – Thanks to the generosity of two Syracuse women, children of Onondaga County will soon receive added literacy, health and child care services. The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $50,000 from the Martha Fund and the Shirley M. Aubrey Fund to the Early Childhood

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Pulaski Fund Awards $16,865 in Grants

March 27, 2017 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $16,865 in grants to eight nonprofit organizations serving the Pulaski area. Hunt of a Lifetime received $2,000 to take youth with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities on hunting and fishing trips. The trip will either take place in the Pulaski area or benefit youth participants from the

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