Central New York Community Foundation
The Women’s Fund of Central New York is a component affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. As an established 501(c)(3) organization, the Central New York Community Foundation oversees the Fund’s endowment and provides professional support to the Leadership Council. Using the Community Foundation to administer the Women’s Fund assures donors that their contributions are professionally managed as a permanent endowment for this community.
About the Central New York Community Foundation
Established in 1927, 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 is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $190 million. It awarded $9.9 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $135 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.
The Women’s Fund Endowment: A Quick Reporting
In 1999, the Women’s Fund Endowment started with just $1,000 and a handful of committed women who wanted to make a difference. More than 15 years and many donations from people like you later, the endowment now stands at more than $1 million and has helped nearly 70 local organizations by supporting women-focused programs, events and education with more than $280,000 in grants. The amount of grant dollars the Women’s Fund can award to local organizations varies each year based on the CNY Community Foundation’s disciplined investment and spending policies.
The Women's Fund of Central New York seeks to improve the lives of women and girls, serve as a voice and advocate for women and girls, educate women about philanthropy, and engage women in creating change through collective and targeted giving.
The Women’s Fund of Central New York supports, empowers and recognizes the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York through an endowment fund, grants and initiatives.
Making an Impact.
View the 2014-2015 Annual Report