2017 Fall Grant Cycle, priorities to be announced in early 2017.
Application Deadline: September 14, 2017. 2015/2016 Fall Grant Cycle Final Report is due by 5pm on December 13, 2017.
Fall Grant Cycle applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant application software.
*NEW* First Year (Interim) Report Back Presentations
2015 Fall Grant Cycle Final Report is due by 5pm on December 13, 2017.
2017 Women’s Fund Grant Cycle
Application Deadline: September 27, 2017
Women’s Fund Grant Cycle applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant application software.
The Women’s Fund promotes educational, economic, and social equality by enabling women to achieve economic self-sufficiency, and by helping to provide the necessary resources for women’s health and basic needs.
2015 Women’s Fund Grantees
2016 Women’s Fund Grantees
2017 Community Foundation Grant Cycle Calendar
Application Deadline: In 2017 there will be 4 grant cycles and 2 general letter of inquiry processes. All submissions must be made online through CommunityForce.
Applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant application software.
2017 Library Grant Cycle from the Rosen Fund and from additional Community Foundation Funds
Application Deadline: January 17, 2017.
Library Grant Cycle applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant application software.
The Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund seeks to promote genuine intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of reading and learning by encouraging youth to develop habits of regular library use. Eligible applicants are the 33 public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins counties, the 5 counties of the Finger Lakes Library System.
The Rosen Grants History provides examples of the libraries and programs that have been supported in the past.
2017 Spring Grant Cycle from Howland Foundation and Community Foundation Funds
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Spring Grant Cycle applications and must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant application software.
The Spring Grant Cycle makes grants from the Howland Foundation and the Community Foundation’s donor advised and field of interest funds to support grants in the areas of aging, youth, animal welfare, and environmental preservation in Tompkins County as well as animal welfare and environmental preservation only in Broome County.
Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.
2016 Spring Grant Cycle Grantees and Programs
Lists of previous Spring Grant Cycle grantees are provided below as examples of the range of organizations and types of programs supported in the past.
Previous Spring Grant Cycle Grantees
2017 General Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
Application Deadline: May 17, 2017 or October 18, 2017. Initial responses to May LOIs will be in June and initial responses to October LOIs will be by the end of November.
Submit Letter of Inquiry through CommunityForce.
CommunityForce Online Grant Application Instructions
May 2016 Letter of Inquiry Grantees
Applications which have been submitted for any of our four regular grant cycles are NOT eligible to be reconsidered for the General Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process. If your request does not match with any grant cycle priority, consider applying through the General Letter of Inquiry process on either May 17, 2017 or October 18, 2017.
The majority of grants from the LOI process have historically been in the range of $1,000-$5,000 and only in very rare cases have grants of up to $10,000 been made.