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Community Foundation Awards Nearly $100,000 to Arts and Cultural Organizations

Total of $419,607 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties December 29, 2016 – Local arts organizations received a helpful boost of support this holiday season when nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded from the Central New York Community Foundation to support projects addressing local culture, public art, performance and historical preservation. One of the grant recipients

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Steps To Thrive: Hopeprint Empowers Refugee Women

Five years ago, Nicole Watts founded Hopeprint on Syracuse’s Northside to empower resettled refugees to thrive by “forming unified neighborhoods rich in culture and community.” It now hosts weekly hospitality programs such as Her Village, Tuesday Gatherings, and Hopeprint Kids, allowing refugees living in the Syracuse community to share cultures and unify as a family. Watts serves as executive director.

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McMahon/Ryan Goes Blue for Kids During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 25, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – Studies show one-in-10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18, according to a Darkness to Light research analysis. While National Child Abuse Prevention Month is soon coming to an end, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is working tirelessly year-round to assist the Syracuse community in recognizing the signs of child abuse

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Enable and TLS merge to form AccessCNY

Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Two local nonprofits put this to the test and successfully completed a formal merge to enhance their program delivery and maximize operations. Thanks to support from the Community Foundation’s Strategic Partnership Fund and Community Grant program, Enable and Transitional Living Services (TLS) were able

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Community Foundation Announces Promotions

April 21, 2015 – The Central New York Community Foundation has promoted two employees. Katrina Crocker was promoted to Director of Communications. Crocker has been working with the Community Foundation since 2007 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from Syracuse University. At the Community Foundation, Crocker coordinates the development and implementation of the organization’s overall communications strategy. Crocker

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$77,000 in Grants Awarded to Provide Health Support Services

March 24, 2015 – The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $77,000 in grants to two local nonprofit organizations. Both grants will support services that address a specific health-related need. Clear Path for Veterans received $30,000 to establish the Home for the Brave program, which will pair dogs with veterans as they undergo the initial training to become service dogs.

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A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Health Fund to be Administered by Oswego County Community Foundation

March 19, 2015- The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) has had an exciting few months, having reached its $500,000 fundraising goal in only two years of operation. It is now beginning to map out its grantmaking strategy for the coming year, including the distribution of grants from the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Health Fund. This field-of-interest fund, administered by

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