Local Foundations Serving Oswego County and CNY

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. This charitable endowment will serve as a collection of gifts from many donors who are committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in this region. Nonprofit agencies that serve the region with programs in arts & culture, environment & animals, education, human services, health and civic affairs will all benefit from your gifts, into perpetuity."

Central New York Community Foundation

“The Central New York Community Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to enhance the quality of life of those who live and work in Central New York. The Community Foundation annually makes more than $5 million in grants and provides leadership support in the fields of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health and human services. Founded in 1927, the Community Foundation strives to inspire philanthropy in Central New York.”

John Ben Snow Foundation

“The mission of the Foundation is to make grants within specific focus areas to enhance the quality of life in Central and Northern New York State.  Historically, the Foundation has made grants in the following program areas:  Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Historic Preservation, and Journalism”

The Gifford Foundation

“Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation (The Gifford Foundation) is a private foundation dedicated to the stewardship of the funds entrusted to its care by Rosamond Gifford in 1954. The Foundation is committed to using its financial and human resources to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to enhance the quality of life for the people of Central New York.”

Allyn Family Foundation

"Founded in 1954, the Allyn Family Foundation is a private, family foundation that provides grants to charitable organizations primarily in Central New York. The Foundation's funding priorities are a reflection of the generous legacy of William Noah Allyn, founder of Welch Allyn, and his son, William G. Allyn. The Foundation serves as a vehicle for the family to foster collectively the practice of philanthropy among succeeding generations. Through funding, engagement and influence, the Foundation seeks to reflect its family value, Be Always Kind and True."  The Allyn Family Foundation only makes grants to non-profit organizations operating in Cayuga and Onondaga Counties.

The Reisman Foundation

"The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the stewardship of the funds entrusted to its care. The Foundation is committed to using its resources to enhance the quality of life through support of organizations located primarily in the Central New York community."

Health Foundation of Western & Central New York

"The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (formerly theCommunity Health Foundation of Western and Central New York) is committed to improving the health and health care of the people and communities in our regions. The Foundation’s decision to focus primarily on frail elders and young children living in poverty has kept us in touch with the people living in our communities and the impact of our funding decisions on them."


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