Cayuga Community Fund Awards Grants

October 28, 2010 (Auburn, NY) – Nine Cayuga-based nonprofit groups received grants totaling $13,000 from the Cayuga Community Fund.  The Fund, with endowment assets of approximately $500,000, was established in 2008.

Cayuga County Highland Search & Rescue received $900 to purchase tracking equipment needed to better serve the county during search and rescue responses.

E. John Gavras Center received $1,175 to obtain testing materials for use with special needs children that will determine qualification for the preschool program
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Saints Peter & John Episcopal Church received $2,500 to provide supplies for 60 home renovations conducted by over 400 teen volunteers through Auburn Workcamp 2011.

Family Health Network of Central New York received $2,500 to bring dental services to its Southern Cayuga County clinic with the purchase of necessary equipment that will furnish the operation.

Matthew House
received $2,280 to renovate and redesign the basement space to better meet the needs of the home.

Neighborhood House of Auburn received $500 to purchase equipment improvements for the early learning center.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center received $500 to launch Holiday Windows in Downtown Auburn, a pilot project between the Auburn Business Improvement District and the Art Center to bring art & artists into downtown Auburn businesses.

Seymour Public Library received $1,000 to purchase additional materials about African American history for Cayuga County public libraries. During Black History Month, the libraries will hold book discussions and feature exhibits about the life of Frederick Douglass.

Unity House of Cayuga County received $1,645 to purchase training materials that will provide the staff with various development opportunities.

About the Cayuga Community Fund
The Cayuga Community Fund is a geographically specific fund, administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. The Fund was created to benefit residents of Cayuga County by serving as a source of permanent charitable dollars for nonprofits serving residents of the County. Grants are awarded from the endowment fund annually to support programs in education, health, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Cayuga County.

The Leadership Council of The Cayuga Community Fund is chaired by Robert Bergan.  Other Council members are Jim Courtney, Dan Cuddy, Ken Entenmann, Jill Fandrich, Jack Hardy, Howard Hartnett, Alice Hoatland, Marianne O’Connor, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, David Stapleton and Steve Zabriskie.

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