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Cayuga Community Fund

Representatives of organizations that received assistance from the Cayuga Community Fund gather for a group photo in front of The Citizen's office in downtown Auburn in 2018. The Fund announced awardees for $73,000 worth of grants this week.

The Cayuga Community Fund, which provides annual grants to programs in education, health, social services and more, announced this week it will be distributing $73,050 among 24 nonprofit organizations throughout Cayuga County.

An affiliate of the Central New York Community Foundation, the fund is awarding thousands of dollars to organizations that work in Auburn and other Cayuga County communities such as ACR Health, the King Ferry Food Pantry, the Scipio Volunteer Fire Department and many more.

Some of the largest individual grants include $7,500 to help the Owasco Watershed Lake Association purchase materials for roadside ditch erosion mitigation; $6,500 for the Cayuga Community Health Network to lead a diabetes-focused health symposium; and $5,000 for the Finger Lakes Land Trust to assist in the creation of a 74-acre nature preserve on Owasco Lake.

Other awards will help support projects to support LGBTQ+ youth in Auburn, local food pantries, architectural repairs for some organizations, and more.

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