May 10th, 2018

Celebrating 2018 Spring Grant Cycle Grantees and Programs



Congratulating our newest Grantees (listed below) in Aging, Animal Welfare and Youth Services: 45 grants to 35 organizations totaling more than $119,385!

$54,545 from the Howland Foundation and a total of $64,840 from Community Foundation: $12,270 from our Tompkins Today & Tomorrow Fund, $39,400 from our donor advised funds and $13,170 from our Children & Youth Fund.


Grant recipients in the priority area of aging –

Food Bank of the Southern Tier for Senior Mobile Food Pantry distribution of fresh produce in Tompkins County

Foodnet Meals on Wheels for Weekend and Holiday Meals

Love Living at Home for Scholarship Fund

Tompkins County Office for the Aging for Universal Design & Accessibility Training


Grant recipients in the priority area of environmental preservation –

Finger Lakes Land Trust for Connecting Tompkins County’s Gorge Parks: Enhancing Public Access at Lick Brook

Finger Lakes ReUse for Ithaca ReUse Center Expansion – Phase I

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming Training the Next Generation of Regenerative Farmers


Grant recipients in the priority area of animal welfare –

SPCA of Tompkins County Capital Improvement for SPCA Rescue Building Animal Housing


Grant recipients in the priority area of youth –

Varna Community Center for Safe Landings in Varna

Camp Kesem at Cornell University for Summer 2018

Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga for Passes to Self-Sufficiency 2018

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 4-H Urban Outreach for West Hill Area Saturday Programming & Science Field Trips

Child Development Council for Removing Roadblocks and Meeting Basic Needs

Discovery Trail, Inc. for Kids Discover the Trail! 2018-19

Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center for Turning Pages–Growing Minds

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca for Open Doors – A Program Serving Runaway and Homeless Youth

Finger Lakes Toy Library for Executive Director Staffing

Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau for Inclusion to Summer Day Camp

Groton Public Library for Support Staff for GPL Teen Thing

Hangar Theatre for Project 4: Artists in the Schools

Ithaca Underground for Equip Youth Initiative

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees (Fiscal Sponsor: Shared Journeys) for Global Roots Play School Strategic Planning Project for Sustainability, Partnerships, and Program Development

Musicians for World Harmony for Can we talk, rap, or sing?: Building bridges between refugees/immigrants and American-born students

Running to Places Theatre Company for With Community and Jazz Hands for All 2018

Sciencenter for Vet School

The History Center in Tompkins County for Tompkins Center for History and Culture Youth Ambassadors

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County for Kids First Summer Day Camp 2018

The Youth Farm Project (Fiscal Sponsor: Center for Transformative Action) for The Fresh Snack Program

Trumansburg Robotics Team FRC 5254 for Expanding Fabrication Capabilities Initiative

Village at Ithaca for Summer Achievement Program


Grant recipients in multiple priority areas –

Just Play Project (Fiscal Sponsor: Alliance for Childhood) for Summer Just Play Days

Discover Cayuga Lake (Fiscal Sponsor: Center for Transformative Action) for Boat Purchase Capital Campaign for Discover Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom

Historic Ithaca Inc. for Work Preserve Program

INHS (Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services) for TC Home Repair Program Emergency Materials Funding

GO (Golden Opportunities) for tutoring and mentoring