Grant Opportunities

Our 2022 Grant Cycle Calendar with application deadlines is now posted below.

Community Foundation typically offers 3 grant cycles.

1) Library Grant Cycle (Eligible applicants are the 33 libraries within the Finger Lakes Library System in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins counties)

2) Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle

3) Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle

In general, applications will be available on CommunityForce approximately 4 weeks before the deadline for each grant. We will also offer a Virtual Community Information Session for both the Spring and Fall cycles approximately one month before the application deadlines.


Eligible applicants include 501 c 3 organizations, school districts, municipalities and faith communities for programs available to all. Prospective applicants not in these organizational forms may secure a fiscal sponsorship relationship from an entity in these categories to become eligible. Eligibility is limited those serving the greater Tompkins County, NY communities

Each grant cycle application is reviewed by a community represented review team that will provide feedback for the applicant. All grant cycle grants will require a written report at the end of the grant period. For each grant, Community Foundation will provide specific attribution language by fund, not by cycle. Scroll down for details on each cycle.

For Review Team Members Only

Application Deadline: For review team access to all applications

To Review Applications, Click Here: CommunityForce.

To inquire about serving as a review team member, please complete the Volunteer Information Form and return it to info@cftompkins.org.

2022 Library Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: has passed. All applicants have been notified of funding decisions. This cycle will next be offered again in 1Q23.

Grant Range: $200-$16,000

Library Grant Cycle applications and reports must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant management platform.

Click button below for guidelines. Application through the CommuntyForce link above.

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.

GUIDELINES

2022 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: has passed. All applicants have been notified of funding decisions. This cycle will next be offered again in 2Q23.

2022 Spring Grant Cycle Grantees

Grant Range: $500 to $10,000

Grant Cycle applications and must be received through CommunityForce, an online grant management platform.

This cycle will provide flexible operating support to organizations meeting community needs, some longstanding, some new, or revealed in the aftermath of the pandemic. The Spring Grant Cycle makes grants from the Howland Foundation (assets held at M & T Bank) and the Community Foundation’s Tompkins, Today, and Tomorrow Fund as well as varied donor advised and field of interest funds, especially our Children & Youth Fund and our Women’s Fund.

March 2022 Community Information Session

Please contact Chief Impact Officer, Janet Cotraccia, at jcotraccia@cftompkins.org if you have questions related to this grant cycle. Technical Support questions should be directed to Administrative Coordinator, Madeline Rosas at mrosas@cftompkins.org

 

Prior Year (2021) Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle

2021 Community Foundation Report Due: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 5pm.

Thank you to our 2021 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle grantees for their good work in service to our Tompkins County communities.   The report form may be found on the original application by logging into CommunityForce.

 

2022 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: by 5pm on October 12, 2022.

Grant Range: in response to applications received. $500-$10,000 

Grant Cycle guidelines and application will be available on CommunityForce, our online grant management platform on September 9th.

 

Prior Year (2021)

Community Information Session

2021 Fall Grant Cycle Q & A Powerpoint

This cycle will provide flexible operating support to organizations meeting community needs, some longstanding, some new, or revealed in the aftermath of the pandemic. The Fall Grant Cycle makes grants from the Community Foundation’s Tompkins, Today, and Tomorrow Fund as well as varied donor advised and field of interest funds.

Please contact Chief Impact Officer, Janet Cotraccia, at jcotraccia@cftompkins.org if you have questions related to this grant cycle. Technical Support questions should be directed to Administrative Coordinator, Jessie Galbreath-Nocera at admin@cftompkins.org

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