FEB/MAR 2017




Speiser Fund Accepting Applications

Promotions Announced

Scholarship Available for Graduating Seniors

Cayuga Fund Accepting Applications


Windows of Downtown Opportunity
Syracuse New Times
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Meet the 2017 CNY Young & Amazing Award Winners
Syracuse Post-Standard
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Pulaski Fund Raises $14,480 in Fall Fundraising Campaign
Oswego County News Now
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Daniel Tiger Read-Along with LCOC
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Media Unit
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Step Up Stories Event
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Amaus Dental Clinic Open House
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Art in the Windows Program
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MAR 23: N.E.W.S.: Qualities of Effective Teams and Avoiding Team Dysfunction

APR 20: N.E.W.S.: Board Recruitment and Orientation

MAY 17: N.E.W.S.: Personal Leadership Styles

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MAR 31: Community Grants Deadline

APR 15: Cayuga Fund Grants Deadline

MAY 15: Pulaski Fund Grants Deadline

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Your Stories

Stories from our donor & nonprofit partners

Empowering Entrepreneurs at Syracuse Central Library 

See how the new Onondaga County Libraries Makerspace is helping Syracuse community members discover their capacity to create.

11-Year Old Piano Prodigy Receives Life-Changing Grant

The Michel family received a life-changing grant from the Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent
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CNYCF Staff Member 'Steps-Up' For a Good Cause

Geri knew deep down there was something more she should be doing to serve her community. 
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The Hezels:

Our charity will keep on giving, ensuring the continuation of crucial programming within the community for generations.

We have loved this Central New York community for its salt-of-the-earth residents, its history, its openness to the people of many nations and faiths and its easy access to the beauty and nourishment of our rural resources. View
  We have an opportunity in Central New York to turn our hopes for the future into reality.
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It's our 90-Year Anniversary!

The Community Foundation is celebrating 90 years of connecting the power of giving with the individuals and organizations who are leading the way to create a vibrant future for Central New York.

Board Member Look-Back Series

Throughout the year, we will be visiting with our former board members to uncover their favorite memories and learn how they would like to see us shape our community for future generations.
Kathryn Ruscitto - Board Members Look Back
Kathryn Ruscitto, Former President & CEO, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Michael O'Connor - Board Members Look Back
Michael O'Connor, Of Counsel, Costello, Cooney Fearon, PLLC
Bud Haylor - Board Members Look Back
Bud Haylor, Retired, Haylor, Freyer & Coon
Alexander Holstein - Board Members Look Back
Alexander Holstein, Retired

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