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September 22, 2018

Greater Pulaski Fund Awards $5,000 In Local Grants


PULASKI, NY – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $5,000 in grants to three Pulaski-area nonprofit organizations.

Pulaski FundUpstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Pulaski Bear Team received $1,000 in support for a Pulaski-based volunteer team to create Build-A-Bears for children receiving treatment at the hospital.

Northern Oswego County Ambulance received $2,000 to purchase equipment that will allow ambulance crews to access electronic medical records. The grant will help NOCA outfit their four ALS ambulances with iPads and wireless internet hotspots which allow the ambulance crews to safely and securely record data and document patient records as they transport them to the hospital.

Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski received $2,000 to support marketing and entertainment costs for the second annual Pulaski Winter Festival. The festival benefits the Pulaski community by providing local businesses with additional exposure.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area.

The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

Since its inception in 1992, the fund has provided $245,804 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.

People can learn more about the fund and contribute at www.cnycf.org/Pulaski

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 $172 million.

It awarded $9.5 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $130 million in the community.

The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 650 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.

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