Grant History

The Community Foundation is dedicated to engaging in strategic partnerships with donors, service providers and committed residents of Tompkins County to identify assets, challenges, and ways to improve the quality of life for all in our beloved community.

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Awarding Grants

In our 17th year with over $11 million in nearly 2,700 grants, the Community Foundation is a leading grant maker in Tompkins County. Grants made from the Foundation’s endowment and other charitable resources donated by so many generous people address emerging concerns and critical, unresolved problems as identified by the community.

Our grants represent the current philanthropic goals and interests of our donors as well as the grant making priorities and strategies of the Community Foundation Board of Directors as informed by our Listening Learning focus sessions and work with the Tompkins County Funders group.

Our partners in philanthropy include public charities, private foundations, and commercial gift funds. The Community Foundation serves as a repository for permanent gifts, no matter how great or small, from all who have lived or worked in — and care about — Tompkins County.

 

Grants Review

January 1-March 31, 2017 (updated quarterly*)

2017 Grantees & Programs Q1 <<<CLICK HERE (coming soon)

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants    
  Arts & Culture 65% $216,048  55 43%    
  Community Building 14% $45,403  29 22%    
  Education 11% $37,383  13 10%    
  Environment/Sustainability 1% $3,500  4 3%    
  Health & Human Services 9% $28,734  28 22%    
  Total (All Areas)   $331,068        
*next update scheduled for July 2017
  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants  
  Arts & Culture 13% $354,533 95 24%  
  Community Building 60% $1,618,361 112 29%  
  Education 6% $174,367 37 9%  
  Environment/Sustainability 3% $71,350 15 4%  
  Health & Human Services 17% $468,211 133 34%  
  Total (All Areas)   $2,686,823 392    
                                                                                      

2000-2016 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants  
  Arts & Culture 21% $2,293,853 622 23%  
  Community Building 28% $3,122,991 595 22%  
  Education 11% $1,251,357 357 13%  
  Environment/Sustainability 4% $446,941 163 6%  
  Health & Human Services 36% $4,020,849 959 36%  
  Total (All Areas)   $11,135,992 2,696    
quote Aldo Leopold

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.