May 7th, 2019

Celebrating 2019 Spring Grant Cycle Grantees and Programs


Congratulating our newest Grantees (listed below) in Aging, Animal Welfare, Environmental Preservation, Women and Youth Services: more than 50 grants to 37 organizations totaling $136,697!

$48,500 from the Howland Foundation and a total of $88,197  from Community Foundation comprised of $27,375 from our Tompkins Today & Tomorrow Fund, $35,326  from different donor advised funds, $5,093 from our Women’s Fund and $5,500 from our Children & Youth Fund. We also raised $14,903 from designated gifts.


Grant recipients in the priority area of aging –

Foodnet Meals on Wheels: Adding Ingredients for Nutritional Health

Hospicare for Hospicare Accessibility Project

Love Living at Home for Scholarship Fund

Lifelong for Database Upgrade


Grant recipients in the priority area of environmental preservation –

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network for Harmful Algal Bloom Detection, Education, and Outreach

Friends of Salt Point Limited for  Native Plants at Salt Point: Restoring a Diverse Ecology

Friendship Donations Network for Sustaining FDN: “Operational support to close $7,750 gap in a year when we will be exploring Best Practices in addressing Food Insecurity”


Grant recipients in the priority area of animal welfare –

Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association for Spay/Neuter Clinic Equipment and Medical Expense Support

Southern Tier Zoological Society for Animal Welfare Initiative

SPCA of Tompkins County Capital Improvement for Capital Improvement Project: SPCA Adoption Center Purchase of Commercial Laundry Equipment


Grant recipients in the priority area of women-

Advocacy Center of Tompkins County for Critical Needs Fund

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County – NLI for Natural Leaders Initiative -Creating Ripples of Change: Developing Diverse Grassroots Leadership

Multicultural Resource Center for WIMIN Project for Sustaining Womxn’s Identities, Culture, and Histories Through Film


Grant recipients in the priority area of youth –

Ithaca Underground for Equip Youth Initiative

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca Open Doors for Services for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Sciencenter for Future Science Leaders

Groton Public Library for Summer Youth Position

Camp Kesem at Cornell University for Camp Kesem at Cornell University Summer 2019

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for 4H Urban Outreach Northside Free Summer Program

Food Bank of the Southern Tier for Tompkins County BackPack Program

Village at Ithaca for Summer Achievement Program: Program Educator and Program Expansion

Free Science Workshop (Fiscal Sponsor: Physics Factory) for Empowering Youth Through Curiosity

Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau for Summer Camp Inclusion

Discovery Trail, Inc. for Kids Discover the Trail 2019-20

Hangar Theatre for Project 4 Unites Tompkins County

Ithaca Youth Bureau for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ithaca and Tompkins County Neighborhood Saturdays

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County for Kids First Summer Day Camp 2019

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

Family Reading Partnership for Extending Traveling Books to Care Providers and Children in Need

Izzy’s Closet for Read2Grow


Grant recipients in multiple priority areas –

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Solutions/ Better Housing of Tompkins County for Women Homeowner’s Small Repair Materials Fund

Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga for Personal Care Products

Lilypad Puppet Theatre for Lilypad Puppet Shows & Workshops

Empire State Special Needs Experience (ESSNE) for Ice Machine for Lions Camp Badger

Golden Opportunity GO for Tutoring & Mentorship

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

Discover Cayuga Lake (Fiscal Sponsor: Center for Transformative Action) for Deeper Experiences on Cayuga 2019