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June 4th, 2014

Announcing 2014 Howland Foundation and Community Foundation Grants

Community Foundation of Tompkins County is pleased to announce 21 grants totaling $54,450 of 2014 Helen Thomas Howland Foundation awards to benefit Tompkins and Broome counties. Community Foundation donor advised funds awarded 19 more grants of an additional $28,210 from the resources of the Community Foundation. A total of 29 organizations received a grant cycle grand total support of $82,660.

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 2014 grant recipients for youth services are Child Development Council for basic needs program, Southern Tier Alternatives Therapies for a riding program, Youth Advocate Program for technology, Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center for tuition assistance, Family & Children’s Service for rural outreach, Discovery Trail for Kids Discover the Trail expansion, Catholic Charities for transportation assistance, Groton Public Library for their Teen Thing, Youth Farm Project, Challenge for summer youth employment, and Running to Places for Summer Running.

The 2014 grant recipients for aging are Longview for technology for seniors, and Hospicare for PATH palliative care.

The 2014 grant recipient for animal welfare is the SPCA of Tompkins County for their Impacting Small Important Lives project.

The 2014 grant recipients for environmental preservation are Paleontological Research Institution for accessibility enhancements to the Cayuga Nature Center, Finger Lakes Land Trust for creating the Charles Spencer nature preserve, and Cayuga Lake Watershed Network for their hydrilla project.

Four Howland grants, one to Finger Lakes ReUse for job training expansion, one to Cornell Cooperative Extension for their Healthy Food for All program, one to the Center for Transformative Action’s Wood’s Earth project and one to Better Housing for Tompkins County’s mobile home weatherization program for seniors, represent creative ways of seeking results in multiple priority areas of aging, youth and environmental preservation.

Community Foundation saw eight different donor advised funds award grants in response to applications from this cycle. They include: Cancer Resource Center for the Friendly Correspondents program, Food Bank of the Southern Tier for a senior mobile pantry, Lifelong for needs based program subsidies, Hospicare for complementary therapy, SPCA of Tompkins County for their Impacting Small Important Lives project, Vitamin L for youth participation subsidies, Family & Children’s Service for rural outreach, Muscular Dystrophy Association for summer camp, Ithaca Ballet for summer camp, Hangar Theatre for Project 4, Running to Places for Summer Running, Finger Lakes ReUse for job training expansion, Finger Lakes Land Trust for creating the Charles Spencer nature preserve, Better Housing for Tompkins County’s mobile home weatherization program for seniors and Southern Tier Alternatives Therapies for a riding program.

 

All grants will be presented at a special awards ceremony 6:15pm on June 9th 2014 at GIAC (Greater Ithaca Activities Center). The public is warmly encouraged to attend.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the awards ceremony.

 

Since its inception in 2000 the Community Foundation has facilitated nearly $6 million in investments in the Tompkins County community. Information about the mission and operations of the Community Foundation, and guidance regarding how to invest in the community as a Foundation donor, is available at www.cftompkins.org.

 

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