OCT/NOV 2015




$376,089 in Grants Awarded; Salvation Army Funding will Expand Mental Health Service

Five Local Groups Selected for The Leadership Classroom

Pulaski Fund Annual Campaign Begins


Union Springs grad donates $2.7 million to benefit hometown, Auburn students
Auburn Citizen
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Donald Trufant's Legacy: Lives Changed by $3 Million in Scholarships (editorial)
Syracuse Post-Standard
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Free Clinic is an Oasis in a Dental Desert
Syracuse Post-Standard
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CNYCF Awards $180K to Area Projects
CNY Business Journal
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Gala to Honor Four Foundations
Madison County Courier
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Sunday Conversations: Recent Grants
Listen to Podcast

Lourie Memorial Lecture to 
Discuss Healthcare Policy
Daily Orange
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Believe in Syracuse Moves into South Side
The Stand
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View photo albums from some of our recent visits within the Central New York community:

Connective Corridor Celebration Event

Believe in Syracuse: Syracuse Rising Event

Continuing Education Seminar: Charitable Gifts of Real Estate

Your Stories

Stories from our donor & nonprofit partners

VIDEO: Assisting Animals: CNY SPCA Kennel Renovation

Assisting Animals: CNY SPCA Kennel Renovation
VIDEO: The Community Foundation provided a grant to help renovate kennels at the Central New York SPCA. The renovations have provided dogs a safe, comfortable space until they find a special home.

Devoted Friends Honor Memory of Fayetteville-Manlius Alum

According to those who knew him, Stephen (Steve) Schmidt was a friend to all. After his sudden death in September 2014, his long-time friends, family, and colleagues looked for a way to keep his extraordinary memory alive through charitable giving – a pursuit he valued greatly. 

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CACDA Addresses Needs of Amish, Cyclists in Signature Projects Read Story

Provisions Bakery Reopens, Continues Assisted Employment Program Through AccessCNY  Read Story

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Philanthropy Center Photos

The CNY Philanthropy Center is coming up on its 5-year anniversary! In celebration, we want to share your favorite photos from the many nonprofit workshops, events and convenings that have taken place at the center. To submit your favorite photos, upload them for us here.

#GivingTuesday, a national movement established to celebrate and provide incentives to give, is coming up on December 1. This is the perfect opportunity for our local nonprofit organizations to engage their donors, volunteers, board and fans to rally around their cause. Check out our #GivingTuesday toolkit for some tips to help get your planning started!


NOV 18: N.E.W.S: Cultivating New and Current Donors

DEC 1: Meet the Foundations Networking Event

DEC 17: N.E.W.S.: Advanced Grantwriting: Sharpening Your Skills

JAN 21: N.E.W.S.: Strategic Thinking and the One-Page Business Plan

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JAN 31: Pulaski Community Endowment Fund Applications

MAR 25: Community Grant Applications

MAR 31: Cayuga Community Fund Applications

JUN 24: Community Grant Applications

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