Community Foundation Hires Program Associate

September 20, 2016 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired Dashiell Martinez as Program Associate. She will work with the Community Investment team to provide administrative, initiative development and grantmaking support.

Martinez, a native of Central New York, attended Monroe Community College and holds a degree from University of Phoenix in Human Service Management. Martinez is currently working towards her degree in Public Administration from Empire State College.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Martinez was the Program Coordinator for Girls Inc. at the YWCA, where her duties consisted of grant writing, the coordination of four different afterschool programs, implementing and creating evidenced-based programs for girls ages 5-18 and supervising staff and interns.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 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 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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