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Strategic Grant

Grant to Central New York Nonprofits to Benefit
Residents in Cayuga and Onondaga Counties

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Foundation / Corporation

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Allyn Family Foundation

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Central New York nonprofit organizations to improve residents' quality of life in Cayuga and Onondaga Counties. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is available for both program support and capital projects.

The Allyn Family Foundation, as a local, community-based funder, believes in an engaged and proactive approach to philanthropy. The Foundation's approach to grant making focuses on commitments that enable it to invest in long-term strategies and partnerships that strengthen families and communities. The Foundation works from the premise that solutions to community issues must come from the community, both its individuals and its institutions. By collaborating with other funders, governmental agencies, individuals and organizations, the Foundation works to address real problems and real solutions by leveraging collective assets.

Please note that the Allyn Family Foundation makes grants in the focus areas of Early Childhood, Community Prosperity and Women’s Health by invitation only.

The Foundation does accept grant applications outside of the three main focus areas as part of the reactive grant making program. Organizations in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties that meet the Foundation’s stated mission of improving the quality of life in Central New York can submit a strategic grant application.

Grants provide support in the following areas:
-Program support, to implement a new program or strengthen/expand an existing program that clearly aligns with community needs
-Capital projects, to purchase or construct a new facility or to renovate or expand an existing facility; or for improved technology that enhances an organization's capacity to become more efficient or effective

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175407

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $5,000 - $50,000 with the average grant between $20,000 - $40,000.

Term of Contract:

The Allyn Family Foundation will consider multi-year commitments.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You must provide a copy of your 501 (c) (3) IRS Determination Letter with the application.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant seekers are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation office to discuss a proposal before submitting an application.

Grant Applications are reviewed three times during the year. Grant deadlines are:
-March 1
-July 1
-October 1

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt. Applications usually take 60 days from submission to be fully considered.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Amy Nye, Administrative Assistant

The Allyn Foundation
11 Fennell Street
Skaneateles, New York 13152


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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Onondaga and Cayuga Counties