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Cayuga Fund accepting grant applications

The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations) that reside within Cayuga County.

The application deadline is March 31. Requests may range from $500 to $5,000. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County. Visit cnycf.org/cayuga for a downloadable application and guidelines.

The Cayuga Community Fund is a geographically specific fund, administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. The fund was created to benefit residents of Cayuga County by serving as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to nonprofit organizations serving residents of the county.

Grants will be awarded from the endowment fund annually to aid vital programs in education, health, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Cayuga County.

The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for more than 80 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded for programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, economic development and civic affairs.

The region's largest endowed philanthropic foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually. The Community Foundation, with its office at 500 S. Salina St. in Syracuse, can be reached at 422-9538 or cnycf.org.

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