Cayuga Fund Accepting Grant Applications

August 3, 2011 (Auburn, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within Cayuga County.

The application deadline is September 30, 2011. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County. Visit www.cnycf.org to access the grant application and guidelines.

The Cayuga Community Fund, created in 2008, is a geographically specific fund created to serve as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to nonprofits serving residents of Cayuga County. Grants will be awarded from the endowment fund annually to aid vital programs in education, health, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Cayuga County. The Cayuga Community Fund has granted $37,500 to nonprofit groups since 2010.

The Cayuga Community Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for over 80 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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