16 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County received a total of almost $74,000 in grants from the Cayuga Community Fund.
The fund was created in 2008 and is an affiliate of the Central New York Community Foundation. It works to provide money to nonprofits for helping with vital programs, health, education, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as preserving historic resources.
The following nonprofits received grants:
ABC Cayuga received $5,656 to create a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) creative learning space for children ages 5-8.
ARISE Child and Family Service received $4,336 to construct home access ramps for clients.
Auburn Downtown Partnership received $5,000 to support the 2022 Harriet Tubman Bicentennial programming which will foster community conversation and attract visitors.
Auburn YMCA-WEIU received $2,500 to offer fitness challenges that will help members achieve goals, make friends and connect them to a cause that inspires them.
Booker T. Washington Community Center received $3,016 to purchase a shed near the community garden to store materials and equipment.
Cayuga Museum of History and Art received $3,377 to implement a new arts program designed for seniors, which includes take-home photography kits and an on-site workshop series.
Caspar Gregory Camp received $8,000 to update its outdoor recreational facilities, including a paved court and barbecue area.
Fair Haven Community Arts Center received $3,763 to purchase a microphone, audio system & internet support for upcoming programs.
Howland Stone Store Museum received $9,750to professionally frame rare suffrage posters and fund a theatre production based on suffrage efforts.
Perform 4 Purpose received $7,350 to purchase sound engineering equipment for new programming.
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center received $10,000 to begin the first phase of its West End Arts Campus, a joint project with Cayuga Museum.
Seward House Museum received $2,000 to fund its summer internship program, which is staffed by Cayuga County students.
Sterling Historical Society received $1,875to preserve and paint the New York Central Signal Tower.
Unity House of Cayuga County received $1,750 to fund training for four mental health professionals who will then attend the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) exam.
Wells College received $4,336 to hire a virtual author/presenter to lead a conversation on racism, which will be attended by local educators, nonprofits and the Wells community.
Westminster Presbyterian Church received $999 to purchase a camera for hybrid meetings.
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