Building strong families & vibrant neighborhoods 

in Central New York.

Opportunity Fund

Organizations in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties that meet our stated mission of building strong families and vibrant neighborhoods may submit a brief one-to-two-page summary of a proposed project or funding request.  These funding request summaries may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis.


In general, the Allyn Family Foundation is open to requests that:

  • Support healthy development for children and families

  • Build family economic stability and self-sufficiency

  • Support places and spaces that bring people together with intention

  • Build neighborhoods of choice

  • Amplify community voice and power-building


The summary document must include:

  • a brief description of your organization

  • an overview of the project

  • how it addresses a community need

  • the project timeline

  • the overall budget and requested amount

  • anticipated outcomes

The one-to-two-page summary should be submitted via email to Amy Nye at

Funding from the Allyn Family Foundation typically ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.  Any additional questions may be directed to Amy Nye at the Allyn Family Foundation office by email at or by phone at 315-685-5059.