Future Fund of Central New York Seeks Grant Applicants

January 7, 2013 (Syracuse, NY) – The Future Fund of Central New York is requesting grant applicant letters of intent from nonprofits programs that provide assistance to veterans and their families. The letter of intent deadline is January 31, 2013. One grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded in May 2013. 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.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $130 million. It awards close to $6.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually and has invested more than $100 million in the community since its inception. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of nearly 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.cnycf.org.

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