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Cayuga Community Fund Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Cayuga County

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, agencies, and schools for projects to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Areas of focus include arts and culture, health, human services, education, civic affairs, and the environment. Eligible applicants serve residents of Cayuga County.

The Leadership Council looks for innovative programs that address problems to be solved, or opportunities to be seized, in Cayuga County. Priority is given to capacity-building activities and new projects within an organization rather than ongoing projects/programs. The Foundation invites proposals that:

  • Suggest practical approaches to community problems.
  • Promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services.
  • Generate community support, both professional and volunteer.
  • Strengthen an agency’s effectiveness or stability.
  • Address prevention as well as remediation.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, publicly supported organizations such as schools and municipalities, and organizations using a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
- Organizations serving residents of Cayuga County
- Organizations that have completed any projects/programs previously funded by the Cayuga Fund

The Foundation does not make grants for the following:
- Recurring grants to a program previously supported.
- Annual operating budgets, except when it is “seed” or “bridge” funding.
- Endowments.
- Religious purposes.
- Loans or assistance to individuals.
- Medical or academic research (except where requested by a donor).
- Activities that occurred before the Cayuga Fund’s decision date.

Pre-Application Information
The Cayuga Fund grant application deadline is April 15 each year. Applicants will be notified of the grant decision approximately eight weeks after the deadline date.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests should not exceed $10,000.

Contact Information
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If you have trouble accessing or utilizing the online grants system, please contact (315)422-9538 or

Cayuga Community Fund
c/o Central New York Community Foundation
431 East Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

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