Our Grant Cycles

2023 Library Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: FEB 22, 2023.

Grant Range: $200-$16,000

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

Application is now available for the 2023 cycle.

Click button below for guidelines. 

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.

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2023 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: APR 5, 2023.

2022 Spring Grant Cycle Grantees

Grant Range: $500 to $10,000

Spring Grant Cycle applications will no longer be on CommuntyForce and will be on NEW application platform to be launched in early 2023.

This cycle will provide flexible unrestricted 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 Inclusion & Community Engagement Officer Gloria Coicou, at gcoicou@cftompkins.org if you have questions related to this grant cycle. Technical Support questions should be directed to Administrative Manager, Madeline Rosas at mrosas@cftompkins.org

 

Prior Year (2022) Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle

2022 Community Foundation Report Due: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 5pm.

Thank you to our 2022 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle grantees for their good work in service to our Tompkins County communities.   The report form will be available later on our new GLM software which will replace CommunityForce in early 2023.

 

2023 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle

Application Deadline: OCT 11, 2023.

Fall Grant Cycle applications will no longer be on CommuntyForce and will be on NEW application platform to be launched in early 2023.

We offer a Virtual Community Information Session for all grant cycles approximately one month before application deadlines. Eligible applicants include 501 c 3 organizations, school districts, municipalities, and faith communities (only 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 to those organizations 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.

Grant Range: $500-$10,000, depending on number of applications received

GRANT CYCLE FAQS

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*To download and preview grant application questions, please click on the ‘GUIDELINES‘ button below. This document is for planning purposes. All applicants must apply at the link above.

2022 Community Information Session

2022 Q&A PowerPoint Presentation

This cycle will provide flexible unrestricted 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 Inclusion & Community Engagement Officer Gloria Coicou, at gcoicou@cftompkins.org if you have questions related to this grant cycle. Technical Support questions should be directed to Administrative Manager, Madeline Rosas at mrosas@cftompkins.org

Prior Year (2022) Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle

2022 Community Foundation Report Due: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 5pm.

Thank you to our 2022 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle grantees for their good work in service to our Tompkins County communities.   The report form will be available later on our new GLM software which will replace CommunityForce in early 2023.

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