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December 10th, 2020

Over $148,000 of Grants to 11 Programs from Community Foundation 2020 Fall Grant Cycle – Strengthening Communities

Congratulating our newest Grantees with 16 grants to 11 programs at 9 organizations totaling $148,233!

Community Foundation is committed to fostering collaboration and strategic approaches to improve the quality of life for all in Tompkins County. This two year cycle (2019 and 2020) prioritizes methodology and processes to achieve community planning, capacity building, systemic change and solutions to complex challenges.

Comprised of $86,984 from our Tompkins Today & Tomorrow Fund, $7.500 from different donor advised funds, $53,749 from Field of Interest Funds such as our Susan Christopherson Community Planning Fund, Social Justice Fund, and Environmental Education Fund.

We invite you to explore the links below to learn more about the organizations and programs supported in this grant cycle.

Grant Cycle Priority Areas

1. Access to affordable housing and transportation
2. Access to food security and nutritional health
3. Access to living wage jobs and safe housing for those re-entering after incarceration
4. Eliminating race, class, disability and gender as predictors of student participation and achievement
5. Strengthening our system of prevention and treatment services for people experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis
6. Access to high-quality, affordable childcare in early childhood (birth-5)

 

Grant recipients in multiple priority areas

Alliance of Families for Justice for Alliance of Families for Justice Ithaca

Dorothy Cotton Institute (Center for Transformative Action) for Generating Diverse Community Engagement for the Ithaca Green New Deal

Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center (DICC) for DICC Community Centered Culture for Inclusive Growth and Development

OAR of Tompkins County for College Initiative Upstate – Voices That Must Be Heard: CIU Peer Leadership Group

 

Grant recipient in the priority area of access to affordable housing and transportation

Bike Walk Tompkins (The Center for Community Transportation) for Ithaca Bike Champions

 

Grant recipient in the priority area of access to food security and nutritional health

Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County for Developing a Comprehensive Plan to address Food System Issues in Tompkins County

 

Grant recipients in the priority area of eliminating race, class, disability and gender as predictors of student participation and achievement

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for 4-H Urban Outreach Program and Free Science Workshop, Inc. 2019- 2020 STEAM Program Collaboration

Open Doors English (Center for Transformative Action) for Open Doors English: the Julie Rudd Coulombe Language Program

Sciencenter for Sciencenter Afterschool in partnership with the Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center (DICC) and Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Service (INHS)

Village at Ithaca for General Operating Expenses for Building Agency Capacity

 

Grant recipient in the priority area of access to high-quality, affordable childcare in early childhood (birth-5)

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees for Global Roots Play School

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