Resource for Non-Profits
The Nonprofit Resource Center is a partner of the Foundation Center's network of over 450 funding information centers called the Funding Information Network. As a member of this nationwide network, the Nonprofit Resource Center provides visitors with free public access to a core collection of Foundation Center print directories and online resources as well as books on fundraising, grant writing and nonprofit management. The Nonprofit Resource Center is designed to serve the needs of grant seekers, funders and donors.
Local Grant Agencies
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 serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses and serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.
CNY Arts provides financial support for arts activities throughout Central New York through several competitive grant programs.
The “What if…” mini grant program started in 2011 as an outgrowth of the Foundation’s longtime initiatives working on the grassroots level in Syracuse neighborhoods. “What if…” is designed to foster growth in neighborhoods, strengthen the capacity of Syracuse residents who seek to make positive changes in their neighborhood and increase community participation, awareness and partnerships.
Food Bank of Central New York serves as the main food distribution hub for hundreds of partner agencies that comprise the emergency food network in our eleven county service region across central and northern New York. The Food Bank provides more than 14 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 11.8 million meals – to hungry families, children, and elderly every year.
The Women's Fund of Central New York awards grants to organizations, programs and groups that directly support women and/or girls in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and/or Oswego counties in Central New York.