2019 Library Grant Cycle
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Grant Range: $200-$16,000
Library Grant Cycle applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant management platform.
Final reports for 2018 grants are due on August 23, 2019
This grant cycle was inspired by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund which seeks to promote genuine intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of reading and learning, by promoting greater and easier access by youth to local libraries. Eligible applicants are the 33 public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins counties, the 5 counties of the Finger Lakes Library System.
2019 Spring Grant Cycle (now including the Women's Fund)
Application Deadline: March 14, 2019
Grants Range: $1,000 to $5,000
Spring Grant Cycle applications and must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant management platform.
Out of Cycle Requests will be received and reviewed during the Spring and Fall Grant Cycle timeframes.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the FEB 14 Question and Answer session for 2019 Spring Grant Cycle (application will be posted online in mid-February)
The Spring Grant Cycle makes grants from the Howland Foundation (assets held at M & T Bank) and the Community Foundation’s donor advised and field of interest funds, especially our Children & Youth Fund and our Women’s Fund.
The Spring Grant Cycle supports the following areas:
• AGING (serving Tompkins County only)
• ANIMAL WELFARE (Serving Tompkins and/or Broome County)
• ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION (Serving Tompkins and/or Broome County)
• WOMEN (Serving Tompkins County only) Newly moved to the spring from the fall
• YOUTH (Serving Tompkins County only)
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
2019 Fall Grant Cycle
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grant Range: in response to applications received.
Community Foundation is committed to fostering collaboration and strategic approaches to improve the quality of life for all in Tompkins County. This cycle prioritizes methodology and processes to achieve community planning, capacity building, systemic change and solutions to complex challenges.
Fall Grant Cycle applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, our online grant management platform.
Out of Cycles Request will be received and reviewed during the Spring and Fall cycle timeframes.
The Fall Grant Cycle makes grants from the Community Foundation’s Tompkins Today & Tomorrow Fund (board discretionary grants), from the Susan Christopherson Community Planning Fund, and from donor advised and field of interest funds.
Community Report Presentations