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Greater Giving: Sharing What Matters Most

By Jan Lane, Development Officer In the nonprofit sector, we use the word “philanthropy” all the time. Aside from being notoriously hard to say, what does it really mean? It most directly translates to love of humanity or love of mankind. At the Community Foundation, we define it more specifically as the sharing of charitable resources for the benefit of

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New Nonprofit Helps Students Gain Access to Career Opportunities

In the City of Syracuse, a whopping 34% of residents live below the poverty line, compared to 15.5% nationally, according to the American Community Survey. This local crisis is inspiring people to take action – and get creative – to help our residents succeed and thrive. Enter Together Now, a new grassroots nonprofit organization aims to turn the tides on

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Engineering Scholarship Helps Educate CNY Students

Stanley Young dedicated his career to the field of engineering after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He eventually set out to teach others in the field by serving as a professor of engineering and construction technology at SUNY Farmingdale. Young passed away in 1977, but his desire to help others achieve success is carrying on in the lives

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Nonprofit Addresses Critical Issues While Increasing Civic Pride

One summer afternoon in July, an impressive group of 2,000 people – mostly parents and their children – gathered at Destiny USA for Summer Learning Day. Besides having fun with the interactive crafts and sing-alongs, children chose from thousands of age-appropriate books to bring home. Organized by the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County (LCOC), the event aimed to help address

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Syracuse Restaurant Opens Doors of Innovation & Opportunity

When you walk into With Love Restaurant, your senses are immediately immersed in the unique aroma of foods unlike any other experienced in Syracuse. The vibrant, modern interior features large world maps once displayed in school classrooms. The clientele filling the tables reflect the rich diversity of Syracuse’s Northside neighborhood. But what you might not realize when you step into

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