Thursday, February 8, 2018

New Website!

We're so very excited to announce the launch of our new website! We're still working through some edits, but head here to check it out: And huge thanks to Tommy Lincoln for being a total design bad a$$.

Monday, January 29, 2018

DISHES Tickets are now available!

On Sunday, February 18th, five groups will present their ideas and compete for a $2,000 mini-grant and a $500 second prize, collected from the event ticket sales and awarded to the audience favorite. 

What do you get when you buy a ticket to DISHES? An evening that offers you an opportunity to eat your fill, drink up, listen to live music, invest in community and celebrate Syracuse!

Buy yours today HERE.

*Want to help us sustain DISHES? Purchase your DISHES ticket at the $40 level. No special perks apply, but you'll have our (and Syracuse's) eternal gratitude.

Hang tight - tickets go live at 10:30 am!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Submission window has closed!

Thank you so much for your submissions. We look forward to getting back to applicants on the 24th of November.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Submit your community project idea to DISHES!

It's that time of the year again, when DISHES is accepting fresh and innovative community project ideas for our next dinner. Interested in submitting a project? Head HERE and make sure you get your proposal submitted by Sunday, November 12th.

Looking for more information? Head to our next info session at the Gifford Foundation:
  • Tuesday, October 31st 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1st 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2nd at 6 - 7 p.m. 
All info sessions will take place at 126 N. Salina Street, 100 Clinton Square 3rd Floor.

The next DISHES event will take place on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. Please note that any events using DISHES funds must be free and open to the public and that selected projects have a total budget of at or near $2,000.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Request for Proposals coming on 10/30!

We're getting everything lined up to release our Request for Proposals on Monday, October 30th! As part of the application window, we'll also be partnering with the Gifford Foundation to host information sessions. Interested in learning more? Shoot us an email (

Sunday, February 19, 2017

What an evening!

Whew. This evening was incredible! Thank you again to our sponsors, Commonspace; Syracuse Real Food Cooperative; More Sound Recording Studio; Escape The Estate; and Painting with a Twist - Syracuse, NY - DeWitt. Thanks to all of you (who donated, volunteered, supported and attended) we were able to fund $2,000 to the audience selected 'Kids Take Over: Science Showcase!' and $500 to 'Syracuse Refugee Unity Day'. All of the presentations were inspiring, though, and we left the space with sign-up lists brimming with emails. Thank you, Syracuse community! You bring us joy and you give us hope. More soon, but now - sleep!