Category Archives: CNYCF News

Four Central New York Community Foundation Employees Promoted

April 14 2017 – The Central New York Community Foundation promoted four employees. Jennifer Owens, CAP, was named Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Jennifer has served the Community Foundation in a variety of roles since 2004, most recently as Vice President, Development & Marketing. Jennifer primarily oversees the Community Foundation’s fundraising efforts, working to build permanent charitable funds

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Speiser Fund Announces Grant Awards

April 3, 2017 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,700 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. AccessCNY received $2,000 to purchase a 20-quart mixer with an advanced safety feature for Provisions Bakery trainees. At the bakery, individuals with development

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Syracuse Students Discover Inner-Strength and Learn to Value Each Other Through Positivity Project

Local veterans gathered together with a 5th grade class at J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School in Syracuse. The students interviewed the veterans, who shared stories of life, loss and bravery. Bravery is one of 24 character strengths that are part of the Positivity Project, a national nonprofit effort that helps students build stronger relationships by recognizing these traits in themselves and

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Grant Awarded to Enhance Early Childhood Education

Nearly $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties March 28, 2017 – Thanks to the generosity of two Syracuse women, children of Onondaga County will soon receive added literacy, health and child care services. The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $50,000 from the Martha Fund and the Shirley M. Aubrey Fund to the Early Childhood

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11 Year-Old Piano Prodigy Receives Life-Changing Grant from Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent

For Hee Jung Michel, watching the other young artists perform at Extraordinary Live was the easy part. When her son, 11-year-old Kaelem Michel, took his place at the piano onstage, she felt a rush of nerves. It was the biggest concert Kaelem had ever played. Though he had rehearsed prior to the event, he was anxious as he waited to

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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

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