Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

February 17, 2017 (Cayuga, NY)- The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County.

The application deadline is April 15, 2017. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Effective this year, the Cayuga Community Fund will be transitioning to a single annual grant deadline. The grant deadline will occur on April 15 of each year. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County. Visit www.cnycf.org/cayugagrants to learn more about the Cayuga Fund application and guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact CayugaGrants@cnycf.org.

The Cayuga Community Fund is a geographically specific fund administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Created in 2008, the Cayuga Community Fund benefits residents of Cayuga County by serving as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to not-for-profits serving that county. Thousands of dollars are expected to be granted from this endowment fund annually to aid vital programs in education, health and wellness, nutrition, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Cayuga County.

The Cayuga Community Fund has granted more than $260,000 to nonprofit groups. Funding for these grants is made possible with support from the Cayuga Community Fund, Cayuga Health Association Fund, Evelyn B. & Emery S. Osborn Fund, Dr. Henry Romano Fund for Children and Marie C. Bean Harris Fund.

About the Central New York Community Foundation

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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