PULASKI, NY – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $14,000 during its fall 2016 community appeal.
Seventy-three contributions totaling $14,840 were collected during the campaign.
This generous support from businesses and community members alike helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $14,840 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the combined total raised to $29,680.
The trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000, of contributions received on or before December 15, 2016.
Continued growth of the fund, through community contributions and matching grant support, increases its grantmaking capacity and strengthens its ability to meet the community’s changing needs over time.
The Pulaski Fund is a permanent endowment fund that supports nonprofit organizations serving the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland.
Organizations such as Half-Shire Historical Society, Pulaski Community Ministries and the Salmon River Fine Arts Center have all been recipients of grants from the fund.
Since its inception, the Fund has supported arts & culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services programming in the greater Pulaski region with more than $290,000 in grants.
About the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund
The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community, makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area.
Since its inception in 1992, the fund has provided more than $290,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.
The fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.
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 nearly $193 million.
It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations.
Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community.
The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 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.