Community Foundation Awards Grant to Address Street Violence & Related Trauma

Nearly $345,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 12, 2017 – It is 1:00 a.m. on a warm summery evening. Most of the city is asleep, but Timothy Jennings-Bey is driving down the dark, quiet Syracuse streets to another grisly murder scene. Soon he will be met with a grieving mother who just witnessed her

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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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Community Foundation Awards Grants to Measure Poverty Program Effectiveness

October 4, 2017- The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded $169,999 in grants to help charities serving residents living in poverty with measuring, evaluating and communicating their effectiveness towards change. In 2016, the poverty rate in Syracuse increased from 31 to 32.1 percent. At the same time, 47 percent of city children under the age of 18 were living

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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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Ahmeed Turner Named Executive Director of Say Yes Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY, Sept. 28 — Ahmeed Turner, the scholarship director of Say Yes Syracuse since 2012, has been named the chapter’s executive director, the Say Yes to Education national organization announced today. Launched in 2008, the Say Yes Syracuse partnership has marshaled an array of public and private entities – including the Syracuse City School District; the city of Syracuse;

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MULTI-FUNDER STORYTELLING INITIATIVE NAMES NEWEST PARTICIPANTS

Organizations will receive free training, coaching After a successful pilot in 2016, three local funders have identified the seven organizations that will participate in StoryGrowing 2.0. Supported through a partnership between the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, the Central New York Community Foundation, and the Gifford Foundation, StoryGrowing helps non-profits strengthen their storytelling culture and skills through

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

September 19, 2017 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launched its annual fundraising campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing $15,000 in donations. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000, for contributions received on or before December 15, 2017. This yields a potential for $30,000 of growth in

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