As the hub of the emergency food network in eleven counties of Central New York, Food Bank of Central New York is: • A provider of nutritious food to charitable food programs, enabling them to meet the needs of low-income people in their respective communities. • An advocate for adequate government support for hungry people • An information referral source for other human services that are able to assist community food program recipients • A resource for information on hunger – both local and national – and its root causes • An educator about nutrition, food safety, food handling and more permanent food sources • An organization that attempts to promotes and facilitates best practices and effective collaboration by and among local food programs
Syracuse: You work, study and play here. You live it. You love it. Here’s your chance to make a difference. Help community initiatives to make it even better and keep it looking great. Support the Syracuse Beautification Fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. This special fund was established through the Connective Corridor – a partnership between Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County. The project is creating beautiful new urban spaces and parks, new streetscapes, bike and pedestrian paths and public art. It brings the community together around art, culture, technology and civic entrepreneurship. It’s about building a city that makes us all proud. As part of this, the CNY Community Foundation worked with the Corridor to create an endowed fund that will help protect and maintain these beautiful new public parks and public spaces. Funds will be used for services, improvements and beautification projects along the Connective Corridor that support the work of many volunteers from across the community who pitch in to help. For example, last year, volunteers planted hundreds of tulips in Forman Park. Small gifts help make these kinds of projects possible. Syracuse is seeing new energy, with young entrepreneurs, artists and businesses moving in. New restaurants, galleries and shops are opening downtown. New real estate projects and civic improvements like the Connective Corridor are creating a new landscape that we can all be proud of. Now, let’s work together to ensure Syracuse is vibrant for generations that follow. That’s the goal of this fund. It’s a forward-thinking effort to keep Syracuse beautiful. Syracuse. If you live it and love it, pay it forward. Keep it beautiful. Every gift helps!
In the past 30 years, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, Inc. has built or renovated almost 70 non-profit houses that have been sold to selected families through interest-free mortgages. Syracuse Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical agency whose mission is to eliminate substandard housing in the world. Syracuse Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended. We create partnerships within the community by crossing racial, cultural, political and economic barriers. Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status or disability. Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 500,000 houses in more than 90 countries, with more than 1000,000 of those having been constructed in the United States. Syracuse Habitat for Humanity was incorporated in 1984 and our first house was completed in 1986. Since then, we have built over 70 new homes and have contributed over $25.5 million in cummulative direct economic impact to the Central New York region. Most recently, the organization has focused on eliminating substandard housing in the Near Westside, and to restore quality of life. Syracuse Habitat for Humanity "lends a hand up, not a hand out." Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity homes are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with no interest loans for 30 years. To ensure commitment, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity requires homeowners to invest 300 volunteer "sweat equity hours" in labor, as well as provide a $1000.00 down payment. Our houses are sold at 0% interest; therefore the first mortgage payment begins to build equity and credit for families who would not otherwise qualify for a mortgage due to income level.
JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at jstart.org.
Through events like the annual Pink Promise Brunch and Race for the Cure®, the Kansas City Affiliate has invested more than $10 million in community breast health programs, providing for the un- and underinsured and educational awareness in a 17-county area. Up to 75% of net proceeds generated by the affiliate stay in the Kansas City region. The remaining income (25%) goes to the national Susan G. Komen Grants Program to fund research. Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched a global breast cancer movement. The Komen Kansas City Affiliate is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.