Grant Opportunities

The COVID Rolling Grant Cycle has ended.

Please note a number of changes from previous years. Community Foundation offers 3 grant cycles in 2021.

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

Please contact Chief Impact Officer Janet Cotraccia at jcotraccia@cftompkins.org if you would like information about seeking a grant after the 2021 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle deadline of April 14 but before the 2021 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle deadline of October 13.

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.

2021 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: by 5pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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

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

Guidelines and application will be provided here by Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Virtual Community Information Session on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 2-3pm

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 jcottraccia@cftompkins.org if you would like information about seeking a grant after the 2021 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle deadline of April 14 but before the 2021 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle deadline of October 13.

2021 Library Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: has passed. All 2021 applicants have been notified, congratulations. This cycle will next receive new grant applications in early 2022.

Grant Range: $200-$16,000

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

Guidelines and application will be provided here by Friday, February 19, 2021

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

2021 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: has passed. All 2021 applicants have been notified, congratulations. This cycle will next receive new grant applications in early 2022.

Grant Range: $500 to $10,000

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

Community Information Session

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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.

2021 Resilient Communities Grant Cycle Grantees

Please contact Chief Impact Officer Janet Cotraccia at jcotraccia@cftompkins.org if you would like information about seeking a grant after the 2021 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle deadline of April 14 but before the 2021 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle deadline of October 13.

 

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