All Programs & Initiatives
The Community Foundation strives to improve the lives of Central New Yorkers through various grantmaking and community initiatives. Our grants and initiatives focus on specific areas of interest and community need. View a full list of our opportunities for the local nonprofit community below.
Cayuga Community Fund
The Cayuga Community Fund provides grants to not-for-profit organizations that directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County.
The Community Foundation partners with local community leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors on various efforts to find innovative and effective solutions to community-wide issues.
Collaborative Community Programs
Community Grant Program
Our largest funding opportunity, the Community Grant program accepts applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties looking to fund innovative projects in the areas of: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, human services and the environment.
Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund
The Pulaski Endowment Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs in the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland in Oswego County.
John F. Marsellus Sabbatical
The John F. Marsellus Sabbatical allows passionate nonprofit leaders to set aside time for reflection, learning and renewal - all of which contribute to the continued effectiveness of their leadership.
The Community Foundation continues its commitment to address the issue of literacy across the lifespan through its grantmaking and community leadership.
Marsellus Executive Development Program
The Marsellus Executive Development program is an opportunity to identify and build on your strengths as a nonprofit leader, elevate your thinking, and connect with a strong group of peers.
Oswego County Community Foundation
The Oswego County Community Foundation (“Fund”) is a philanthropic initiative to attract and retain permanent charitable dollars for the benefit of Oswego County.
Performance Management grants are designed to improve an organization's ability to measure impact, making them more efficient and helping them secure new funding.
Staff Advancement Initiative
The Staff Advancement Initiative invests in the professional development of non-management or entry-level management employees at nonprofit agencies.
Strategic Partnership Fund
The Strategic Partnership Fund supports those organizations seeking to create new synergies in and between nonprofits that will enable them to enhance program delivery and achieve more effective and efficient use of limited financial and human resources.
The Leadership Classroom (TLC)
The Leadership Classroom (TLC) is a program for residents or grassroots groups that are or want to be active in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Women’s Fund of Central New York
The Women's Fund of Central New York supports projects that improve the lives of women and girls.