CNYCF Grant Opportunity SIDS Prevention Fund

February 12, 2014 (Syracuse, NY) – The Syracuse Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Fund, a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, annually offers a mini-grant of up to $3,600 to address Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Collaborative projects in the past have included awareness, educational and training programs to prevent and eventually eliminate SIDS through increased community awareness. The deadline for submitting applications is March 7, 2014.

The Syracuse SIDS Prevention Fund, administered by Community Foundation, was formed in 2007 as a permanent field-of-interest fund. It was established with earnings from the Syracuse SIDS Golf Classic. Guidelines and the application for the SIDS Prevention Fund can be found at cnycf.org/sids. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that strive to prevent and eliminate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Onondaga and Madison Counties. Grants cannot exceed a maximum of $3,600.

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 corporations 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 or www.cnycf.org.

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