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Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $226 million. It awarded $14 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $170 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.


Interesting Facts

In 2012, the Community Foundation celebrated its 85-year anniversary.

Since its inception, the Community Foundation has distributed nearly $135 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

As of March 31, 2015, the Community Foundation held a total of $190 million in assets. It is the largest endowed philanthropic foundation in the region.

In November 2010, the Community Foundation opened the CNY Philanthropy Center, which serves as a central hub for nonprofit collaboration.

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