December 14th, 2017

Celebrating 2017 Fall Grant Cycle Grantees

Community Foundation conducted a 2017 Fall Grant Cycle, Thriving Through Collective Impact

Community Foundation is committed to foster collaboration and strategic approaches to improve the quality of life for all in Tompkins County. In 2015, the Foundation offered a grant cycle that encouraged collaboration among agencies and organizations as an approach to solving complex local problems. In the fall of 2017, continuing to build on the principle of collective impact, we are offering a grant cycle to support and sustain local collective impact initiatives.


Grants were awarded in two categories: Collective Impact and Systemic Change


Collective Impact Grants

Center for Transformative Action for the Cradle to Career multi-organization initiative, potential for renewal in 2018


GreenStar Community Projects for Childhood Nutrition Coalition for multi-organization initiative, potential for renewal in 2018



Systemic Change Grants

Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center for Simultaneous Success: School, Work and Identity


Physics Factory for Free Science Workshop for STEM Where We Live and Play


Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources (OAR) for College Upstate Initiative


Grants for this cycle are from the following funds:

Tompkins, Today and Tomorrow

Children & Youth Fund

Social Justice Fund

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