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 18th year with $13 million in over 3,300 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, 2018 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2018 Grantees & Programs 1Q coming soon

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants    
  Arts & Culture 42% $282,263  65 33%    
  Community Building 18% $117,779  53 27%    
  Education 8% $51,580  19 10%    
  Environment/Sustainability 4% $29,775  7 3%    
  Health & Human Services 28% $189,241  52 27%    
  Total (All Areas)   $670,638  196      
*next update scheduled for July 2018

2017 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2017 Grantees & Programs

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants  
  Arts & Culture 23% $360,016 114 27%  
  Community Building 33% $518,293 100 24%  
  Education 16% $244,028 52 12%  
  Environment/Sustainability 2% $29,169 13 3%  
  Health & Human Services 26% $403,710 139 33%  
  Total (All Areas)   $1,555,217 418    
                                                                                      

2000-2017 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants  
  Arts & Culture 20% $2,653,869 736 24%  
  Community Building 29% $3,641,284 695 22%  
  Education 12% $1,496,019 409 13%  
  Environment/Sustainability 4% $476,110 176 6%  
  Health & Human Services 35% $4,424,559 1,098 35%  
  Total (All Areas)   $12,691,209 3,114    
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.