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 $13.8 million in over 3,400 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.

2018 Grantees & Programs thru 2Q18

 

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, 2018 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2018 Grantees & Programs thru 2Q18 <CLICK HERE   Total Grantees = 193

  Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants    
  Arts & Culture 30% $330,278  93 30%    
  Community Building 23% $258,329  77 25%    
  Education 14% $151,980  32 10%    
  Environment/Sustainability 3% $38,400  11 4%    
  Health & Human Services 30% $331,141  94 31%    
  Total (All Areas)   $1,110,128  307      
 *next update scheduled for October 2018                                      

2017 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2017 Grantees & Programs      Total Grantees = 213

  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    
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