DEC 2016/JAN 2017




Community Foundation Hires Program Associate

Grants Awarded to Measure Nonprofit Performance

Six Groups Selected for The Leadership Classroom

Women's Fund Issues Awards to Assist Female Veterans


Healing H'Arts: Cayuga County Woman Uses Horses to Help Others
Auburn Citizen
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Local Baby Boomers' Estates Could Have Huge Impact on CNY if Small Percent Goes to Community
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A Path to Giving Back: Lee Gatta
Syracuse Woman Magazine
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Letter: Keep Donations Local
Oneida Dispatch
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Imagination Library Gives Early Childhood a Boost
Syracuse Post-Standard
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Celebrating Giving Tuesday Locally
Bridge Street
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Initial Gift Plants Seed for Major Expansion
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Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $27,286
Oswego County Today
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Cayuga Community Fund Gives More than $35K
Auburn Citizen
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What Matters to You? Contest Check Presentations
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Family & Wealth Sustainability Interactive Panel Discussion
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Green & Healthy Homes Unveiling
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Professional Advisor Continuing Education Event
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Campaign for Grade Level Reading State Conference
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JAN 31: Pulaski Fund Grants Deadline

MAR 31: Community Grants Deadline

APR 15: Cayuga Fund Grants Deadline

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Your Stories

Stories from our donor & nonprofit partners

New Experiences Introduce Syracuse Teens to Future Opportunities

New passions are ignited when students of Hillside Work Scholarship Connection explore the city of Syracuse and beyond on ‘learning expeditions.’
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Symbol of Freedom Sits at Center of Peace Garden:

Where is this in Downtown Syracuse?

Thanks to the creative vision of Berlin native Elsa Kohl, along with her collaboration with Hadley's, LLC and a Community Foundation donor, a piece of history sits on Franklin Street in Downtown Syracuse. 
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CNYCF Receives National Recognition

The Central New York Community Foundation’s 5forCNY campaign – an effort to retain a portion of local assets for the betterment of our community – was recently featured in the December 2016 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. View Article
We have an opportunity in Central New York to turn our hopes for the future into reality.

WAER Feature Story:

Local Baby Boomers’ Estates Could Have Huge Impact on CNY if Small Percent Goes to Community

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See What Matters in CNY

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the Community Foundation hosted the What Matters to You? Contest. Nearly 40 entries were received from community members explaining why their chosen cause in Central New York matters to them.

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