Future Fund Seeking Grant Applicants

January 30, 2012 (Syracuse, NY) – The Future Fund of Central New York is requesting grant applicant letters of intent from nonprofits that provide art-enrichment programs to low-income youth or promote the arts to an underserved population. The letter of intent deadline is February 17, 2012. One grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded in May 2012. Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Onondaga or Madison counties are encouraged to apply.

More information about the Future Fund and a letter of intent form is available at www.futurefundofcny.org.  If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Hurley at 315-883-5554 or dhurley@cnycf.org.

The Future Fund of Central New York is a member-driven giving circle administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Its mission is to involve and empower emerging philanthropists to make our community a better place to live and work. Annual membership dues are contributed to an endowment at the Community Foundation, and members vote on the grant topic and projects. While the endowment builds, matching donors provide the funding for immediate grantmaking.

The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for 85 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of not-for-profit 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 over $5 million in grants to not-for-profit 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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