Five organizations in our region were recently awarded grants totaling $27,3000 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York. The successful grant applications, approved through a competitive volunteer panel and board review process, are for projects and programs designed to foster racial justice and equity and combat racism. The Foundation received 16 applications for grant awards from the newly established Racial Justice and Equity Fund.

Among the five award winners is the Chenango Historical Society which received  $1,300 for an indigenous consultant to help shape exhibits of indigenous artifacts

“We were pleased to receive so much interest in grant awards from this new fund. It speaks highly of our community, interest in this issue, as well as the need for such programs. This is our first year of grantmaking and we anticipate growing the fund and being able to address even more need as we move forward. said Diane Brown, Executive Director.

The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and headquartered in Johnson City, encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing 133 funds within the Foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals. From these funds, the Foundation has awarded over $18 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits to help address community concerns and improve the quality of life in the region. The Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga. More information about the Foundation can be found on its website at www.donorswhocare.org.

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