The CNY85 Giving Project

In celebration of its 85-year anniversary, the Central New York Community Foundation is hosting The CNY85 Giving Project. Over the course of 2012, the Community Foundation will award grants to four nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in Central New York. We hope that you enjoy participating, and in turn are inspired to further support the creative and worthwhile programs you see here.

December 2012 Voting Round: Arts, Culture, Recreation & Civic Engagement Projects

Supporting a vibrant culture in Central New York means encouraging community participation in its various forms—from arts programming, to recreational activities, to volunteerism and community involvement. Projects should seek to strengthen this cultural fabric and bring together diverse populations.

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You can vote once a day during the month of December. The project that receives the most public votes at the end of each quarter will receive $8,500.

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The CNY85 Giving Project is an initiative of the Central New York Community Foundation.