CNY Community Foundation Featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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The Central New York Community Foundation’s 5forCNY campaign – an effort to retain a portion of local assets for the betterment of our community – was recently featured in the December 2016 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the eminent independent news organization serving the field of philanthropy. You can read the article in its entirety below. Learn more about 5forCNY at

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On Giving Tuesday, Community Members Tell us What Matters in CNY

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Five Online Contest Winners Announced; All Entries Displayed Online November 29, 2016 – In 2011, Rita Kimak was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus when the congregation was shaken with the news that their beloved pastor, Fr. Gregg LeStrange, had terminal cancer. It was a shock; he was only 55 years old and had always been so full

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Cayuga Fund distributes more than $35,000 in grants

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November 18, 2016 (Cayuga, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $35,603 to 12 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ABC Cayuga, Inc. received $5,000 in support of a capital campaign for its new Play Space, which will serve as a welcoming community space for young children and

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Pulaski Fund in Final Push to Reach $15,000 Goal

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November 15, 2016 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund’s Advisory Committee has raised nearly $10,000 toward its fundraising goal of $15,000. With one month remaining to raise $5,000 by December 15, the Advisory Committee is working hard to meet its goal in this final stretch. Doing so will make the Fund eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of

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Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $27,286 to Oswego County Nonprofits

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November 3, 2016 (Oswego, NY) –  Eleven local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $27,286 from the Oswego County Community Foundation (“OCCF”). Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library received $850 to provide free early-childhood summer art classes to help introduce and expose community youth to fine arts. Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) received $3,325 to support the continuation of its

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Online Contest Asks the Question: What Matters to You in CNY?

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October 26, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation wants to know: “What matters to you in Central New York?” Submit a creative entry that answers that question and you could be selected to direct a $500 grant to the local nonprofit organization of your choice. Entrants to the What Matters to You? Contest are encouraged to

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Women’s Fund Issues Awards to Assist Female Veterans

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October 14, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – Two local organizations each received a special $2,500 award from the Women’s Fund of Central New York, in partnership with Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin provided the initial funds, which were then matched and distributed by the Women’s Fund, to benefit female veterans in CNY. The awards, totaling 5,000, were directed to Clear Path for

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