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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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Speiser Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

February 6, 2016- The Allen Speiser Memorial Fund for Vocational Rehabilitation is accepting grant applications from programs that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. The application deadline is March 3, 2017. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit, human service organizations that serve people with disabilities in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland or Cayuga counties. The

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

January 5, 2017 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Pulaski or the Town of Richland. The grant application deadline is January 31, 2017. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns, and preservation of historic resources. Organizations

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New Experiences Introduce Syracuse Teens to Future Opportunities

When students enter the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) program, Regional Executive Director Wayne O’Connor says many dream of becoming NBA players or cosmetologists. Over the course of the program, O’Connor hears students’ aspirations evolve; they say journalist, photographer or researcher, and one little girl even dreams of becoming a goat farmer. These new passions are ignited when HW-SC students explore

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Cayuga Fund distributes more than $35,000 in grants

November 18, 2016 (Cayuga, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $35,603 to 12 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ABC Cayuga, Inc. received $5,000 in support of a capital campaign for its new Play Space, which will serve as a welcoming community space for young children and

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Women’s Fund Issues Awards to Assist Female Veterans

October 14, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – Two local organizations each received a special $2,500 award from the Women’s Fund of Central New York, in partnership with Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin provided the initial funds, which were then matched and distributed by the Women’s Fund, to benefit female veterans in CNY. The awards, totaling 5,000, were directed to Clear Path for

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