431 East Fayette Street Suite 100 Syracuse, NY 13202 Tel: 315.422.9538

The Central New York Philanthropy Center

In fall 2010, the Central New York Community Foundation opened the Central New York Philanthropy Center. The historic University Club Building, located at 431 East Fayette Street, serves as our permanent home and a hub for charitable collaboration. 

The CNY Philanthropy Center provides ample and unique space for unprecedented collaboration between the Community Foundation, private foundations and nonprofit organizations as well as business and community leaders.

A Place for Convening

The Community Foundation plays a significant civic leadership role in our region. By connecting people, resources and ideas, we help improve the quality of life for those who live and work in our local area. Multiple spaces are now available to bring people and groups together to review and address community issues with the hopes of forging new partnerships and strengthening those that already exist.

The building's first floor houses our operations with a reception area, a mix of open and private offices and meeting rooms. The second floor serves as a conference center, which consists of a large, flexible event room with access to an outdoor veranda. These various accommodations can be used to hold donor and grantee meetings and events as well as provide for accessible community space. The unused portion of the building, primarily on the third floor and a portion of the second floor, are leasable to other charitable organizations that would like to rent the space.

Our new space provides limitless possibilities to work together with a variety of people and organizations towards our common goal – to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in Central New York.

A Permanent Home

Being housed in a permanent home heightens our visibility and demonstrates our long-term commitment to the community. Now our region's largest endowed philanthropic resource, we were created more than 80 years ago to exist in perpetuity as a solid, trusted and flexible source of charitable capital. The CNY Philanthropy Center will enhance the mission of the Community Foundation to expand the impact of regional philanthropy and be a force for positive change.

Investing in Downtown

Overlooking historic Fayette Park and situated on the Connective Corridor between Syracuse University and downtown Syracuse, the Philanthropy Center is positioned to be part of downtown's renaissance. With a purchase price of $1 million, we saw the creation of the CNY Philanthropy Center as a vital investment in downtown.


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