SIDS Prevention Fund Awards $3,600 Grant

February 3, 2011 (Syracuse, NY) – The Syracuse SIDS Prevention Fund, a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, recently awarded a $3,600 grant to Child Care Solutions and Spanish Action League. This collaboration project will bring education and training programs to the Latino Community through child care agencies and professional providers.

Child Care Solutions is a nonprofit organization that promotes early learning, healthy development, and high quality care through education, advocacy, and support. The Spanish Action League supports the Latino Community through advocacy, counseling, and education. These two agencies will utilize this grant to train child care providers on the use of the Safe Sleep for Babies curriculum and incorporating the messages of SIDS prevention to a target audience of single Latina women on the West Side of Syracuse. Additionally, Spanish Action League employees will be trained to deliver a Spanish language version of Safe Sleep for Babies to La Liga clients.

The Syracuse SIDS Prevention Fund, administered by the Central New York Community Foundation, was formed in 2007 as a permanent field-of-interest fund. It was established with the accumulated earnings from the Syracuse SIDS Golf Classic to support the elimination of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome through increased community awareness, including parent support programs and risk reduction education, as well as medical research.

The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for 85 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded for programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, economic development and civic affairs. The region’s largest endowed philanthropic foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually. The Community Foundation, of 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, can be reached at (315) 422-9538 or www.cnycf.org.

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