Pulaski Fund Awards $10,500 In Local Grants

August 19, 2013 (Pulaski, NY) – Four nonprofit organizations that serve the Pulaski area received grants totaling $10,500 from the Pulaski Community Fund.

Make Sense Shop received $3, 500 to replace aging residential refrigerators with a commercial refrigerator. The Makes Sense Shop serves the community as a used book store, café, and gift shop that sells student produced items. The shop also facilitates a life skills and employment skills program.

Rural and Migrant Ministry of Oswego County, Inc. received $2,500 to support the repair of the walkway/sidewalk outside of its facility. This will allow safe access to the facility for visitors of its medical clinic, counseling services and food pantry.

Salmon River Festival received $2,000 to support entertainment and marketing for the 2013 Salmon River Festival. The festival teaches about cultural diversity and promotes the regions art and tourism attractions.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center received $2,500 to upgrade office computing hardware and software, including the museum’s software management system. This will allow for efficient management of donations and membership. The Center also offers studio space and classes to area students and residents as far north as Oswego.

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust provided seed money in 1991 to establish a charitable fund within the Central New York Community Foundation to benefit the greater Pulaski community.  This Fund, known as the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, is an endowment that exists to ensure that the citizens of the Pulaski area have a means of supporting the nonprofit services and resources that are so important to the vitality of a community.

About the Central New York Community Foundation

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 $143 million. It awarded $8.3 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $120 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 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. The Community Foundation, of 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, can be reached at (315) 422-9538 orwww.cnycf.org.

The Greater Pulaski Community Fund

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs in the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland in Oswego County. The Fund’s grantmaking supports many important community projects and programs, including programs in education, health, social services, the arts, and civic concerns, as well as preservation of historic resources. The fund has distributed over $200,000 in grants since its inception.

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