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 19th year with more than $14.5 million in nearly 3,600 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.

2019 Grants & Programs thru 2Q19

 

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-June 30, 2019 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2019 Grants & Programs thru 2Q19  <CLICK HERE   

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants    
  Arts & Culture 30% $344,072  86 30%    
  Community Building 20% $226,536  50 18%    
  Education 9% $105,928  31 11%    
  Environment/Sustainability 6% $64,350  16 6%    
  Health & Human Services 35% $405,577  99 35%    
  Total (All Areas)   $1,146,463  282      
 *first report scheduled for October 2019                                      

2018 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2018 Grantees & Programs     <<<CLICK HERE

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants  
  Arts & Culture 20% $385,523 124 26%  
  Community Building 24% $447,881 127 27%  
  Education 14% $261,574 48 10%  
  Environment/Sustainability 19% $347,667 22 4%  
  Health & Human Services 23% $430,972 156 33%  
  Total (All Areas)   $1,873,617 477    
                                                                                                 

2000-2018 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants  
  Arts & Culture 21% $3,039,392 860 24%  
  Community Building 28% $4,089,165 822 23%  
  Education 12% $1,757,593 457 13%  
  Environment/Sustainability 6% $823,777 198 4%  
  Health & Human Services 33%

$4,855,531

1254 35%  
  Total (All Areas)   $14,565,458 3,591    
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A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.