Community Grants for Nonprofit Organizations in Onondaga & Madison Counties

Central New York Community Foundation is seeking applications for its Community Grants program.

Donor Name: Central New York Community Foundation

State: New York

Counties: Madison County (NY), Onondaga County (NY)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/08/2022


Nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties are encouraged to apply for grants to fund innovative projects in the areas of: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, human services and the environment.

Types of Projects

They support the following types of projects that promote community impact, capacity building and diversity:

  • Capital Projects – including large scale capital campaigns, repairs and replacements, technology upgrades, and equipment/furnishing purchases
  • Program – support for new and innovative programs, or the expansion of proven existing programs that address our community’s most pressing needs
  • Organizational Development – including capacity building efforts around strategic planning, board development and succession planning

Projects Not Supported

They do not make grants for the following through their Community Grants process:

  • Annual operating budgets, except when it is “seed” or “bridge” funding
  • Endowments
  • Religious purposes
  • Loans or assistance to individuals
  • Medical or academic research (except where requested by a donor)
  • Activities that occurred before the Community Foundation’s decision date

Eligibility Criteria

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, publicly supported organizations such as schools and municipalities, and organizations using a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations serving residents of Onondaga and/or Madison counties
  • Organizations that have not received a community grant from the Community Foundation in the past 12 months.
  • Organizations that have submitted a grant report for any completed program previously funded by the Foundation.

For more information, visit Community Grants.