December 15, 2014    6:00pm-7:30pm   

SPECIAL NEW EVENT: Community Report Back on 2 Year Grants Magnified Results 2013/2014 Grants

The Space@GreenStar
700 W. Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(can enter at the end of Court Street)

The Community Foundation invites you to learn about the progress of 19 grants made to 15 organizations and municipalities totaling nearly $124,000. Half of these funds were given in 2013 to build and strengthen programs which have suffered funding cuts as well as to build capacity to work more efficiently and more effectively. The second package of grants will be awarded in Fall 2014 contingent on interim progress reports. This new two year format is in direct response to grantee feedback.


1. Tompkins County Department of Administration for Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s reading and discussion program


2. Food Bank of the Southern Tier for mobile food pantry assessment and expansion


3. Tompkins County Youth Services Department for results based accountability training


4. Town of Groton’s Youth Commission for Groton Youth Employment Program


5. Lifelong for My Senior Circle and website upgrade


6. Sustainable Tompkins for a local sustainability organizations merger feasibility study


7. Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes for a best practice inventory control system


8. Civic Ensemble for community based plays and dialogues from 2013-2015


9. Alternatives Impact for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for Newfield


10. Discovery Trail for Kids Discover the Trail expansion


11. SPCA of Tompkins County for pet assistance for people with domestic disruptions


12. Kitchen Theatre for professional intern program


13. Finger Lakes ReUse for truck fleet services


14. Ithaca Health Alliance for equitable access to integrative health care


15. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for Healthy Food for All program


The majority of grants are from the Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund with additional support from donor advised and from the Arts & Culture, the Children & Youth and the Social Justice field of interest funds of the Community Foundation. Individual donors provided initial contributions through on line crowd source gifts at the start of the process. This cycle also had additional support from the Park Foundation.

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