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 nearly $12.7 million in over 3,100 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-December 31, 2017 (updated quarterly*)

2017 Grantees & Programs 1Q + 2Q + 3Q +4Q

  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      
*next update scheduled for April 2018
  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    
                                                                                      

2000-2017 — 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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