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June 6th, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Howland & Community Foundation Grants

Community Foundation of Tompkins County is pleased to announce 16 grants totaling nearly $50,775 of 2013 Helen Thomas Howland Foundation awards to benefit Tompkins and Broome counties. Community Foundation donor advisors or field of interest funds awarded 18 more grants of an additional $54,017 from the resources of the Community Foundation. A total of 29 organizations received support of nearly $105,000.

As administrative agent for the Howland Foundation, the Community Foundation of Tompkins County reviews all applications and makes funding recommendations to the Howland Foundation trustees. Other Community Foundation funds may also make a grant in response to these applications. The Howland Foundation supports grants in aging services, youth services, animal welfare, and the environment. Grants are limited to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide substantial benefit to these areas.

The 2013 grant recipients for youth services are IPEI for Kids Discover the Trail, Catholic Charities for transportation assistance to attend school, Hangar Theatre for Project 4, Running 2 Places for studio and office space, Planned Parenthood for Talking Out of School, Village of Groton for playground equipment, GIAC for Village Camp, School Success Transportation Coalition for transportation liaisons, Village at Ithaca for fresh snacks, and Town of Ulysses for Garden to Market youth entrepreneurship pilot.

The 2013 grant recipients for animal welfare are the SPCA of Tompkins County for their annex and the Broome County Humane Society for vet tech updates.

The 2013 grant recipients for environmental preservation are Town of Enfield for their aquifer study, and Cayuga Lake Watershed Network for their hydrilla project.

Two Howland grants, one to Historic Ithaca for youth job training, and the other to Finger Lakes ReUse for job training, represent creative ways of seeking results in multiple priority areas of youth and environmental preservation.

Community Foundation donor advised grants are awarded to Gadabout for transportation assistance, Finger Lakes Land Trust for Cayuga watershed protection, Center for Transformative Action for Woods Earth Living Classroom, Growing Hope Together for Newfield School Garden, Trumansburg Central School Foundation for Kids Explore and Discover, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation for teen programming, Child Development Council for basic needs, Catholic Charities for transportation assistance to attend school, Lansing Youth Services Committee for youth employment project, History Center for documentary film making, Family and Children’s Service for child psychiatric services, Village at Ithaca for family advocacy, School Success Transportation Coalition for transportation liaisons, and Social Ventures for Youth Farm Project.

The Community Foundation Children & Youth Fund awarded grants to Groton Public Library for teen programming, to Child Development Council for basic needs, and to Catholic Charities for transportation assistance to attend school.

All grants will be presented at a special awards ceremony 6:30pm on June 10th 2013 at the Ithaca High School Performing Arts Center. The public is warmly encouraged to attend.

 

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