Foundation / Corporation
Central New York Community Foundation
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, school districts, and municipalities for programs that benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended for projects in arts and culture, education, civic affairs, health, the environment, and human services. Programs must benefit residents of Onondaga and Madison Counties.
The Community Foundation seeks to advance three goals through its grantmaking programs:
The Community Foundation funds a diverse range of projects across all program areas. Most grants, though, fall into three main categories:
More information about Capital Grants can be found on page 4 of the Guidelines Document in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 174745
For capital campaigns that seek to raise $1 million or more, the Community Foundation will award no more than 10% of the total campaign goal, and grants will not exceed $150,000. Funding for smaller projects will be assessed on a case by case basis.
The Community Foundation typically awards grants for project budgets covering a one-year timeframe. In appropriate circumstances, the Foundation will consider applications with budgets beyond twelve months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
Program staff can be reached at:
The Foundation’s Grants Team:
Central New York Community Foundation
431 E. Fayette Street, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202
USA: New York: Onondaga and Madison Counties
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