Tag Archives: Central New York Community Foundation

Local Boxer Brings New Meaning to Heart Health Education and Awareness

Srdan Lukic may have fallen into the sport of boxing by accident, but it was his fighting mentality instilled in him at birth that would ultimately lead him to a bigger mission in life: raising heart health awareness and educating others in the Central New York community. Lukic was born in Bosnia with a congenital heart defect (CHD), transposition of

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PULASKI FUND IN FINAL PUSH TO REACH $15,000 GOAL

November 16, 2017 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund’s Advisory Committee has raised more than $11,000 toward its fundraising goal of $15,000. With one month remaining to raise $4,000 by December 15, the Advisory Committee is working hard to meet its goal in this final stretch. Doing so will make the Fund eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant

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Jordan, NY Resident Leaves Estate Gift to Local Charities

In Cayuga and western Onondaga counties, children will have additional reading opportunities, more stray animals will find safe shelter and happy homes and residents will enjoy a vibrant parade. All of this thanks to the new Melvin E. Brown Fund at the Central New York Community Foundation; this fund was established by its namesake, a long-time Village of Jordan resident.

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Connecting Southside Residents with Employment and Success

Walking into the Community Connections Center of the Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center, one is greeted with cheerful blue walls and green plants, new computers and a billboard filled with local job postings. This optimistic center holds two workspaces that serve as the home for PEACE, Inc.’s career preparation services. Here, Southside residents can view job openings and

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Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $25,616 to Local Nonprofits

October 19, 2017 (Oswego, NY) –  Ten local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $25,616 from the Oswego County Community Foundation (“OCCF”). CNY Arts Center received $2,250 to purchase lighting instruments, accessories and a scrim curtain to project background patterns and special effects during performances. Friends of Great Bear received $4,200 to repair a heavily used trail intersection, which will improve

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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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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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