Cayuga Community Fund awards more than $70,000 to local charities

Charities throughout Cayuga County, with missions ranging from assisting the homeless to supporting a planetarium, received more than $70,000 in grants from the Cayuga Community Fund.

The Cayuga Community Fund provided a total of $70,245 in grant awards to 22 nonprofit groups serving Cayuga County residents, including organizations like the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, the Seward House Museum and more, the fund announced in a release Monday.

The Food Bank of CNY received the largest single amount, $8,300, in order to hire an outreach coordinator for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the county.

Other big ticket awards included $6,500 to Lifeworks of Cayuga County to support community events in its sober support program, $6,000 to Peers in Cayuga County to purchase equipment and train two members as Wellness Recovery Action Plan facilitators.

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