November 19th, 2021

Over $324,000 of Grants to 40 Organizations from Community Foundation 2021 Fall Grant Cycle – Resilient Communities

Congratulating our newest Grantees with 68 grants to 40 organizations totaling $324,352!

This cycle provided flexible operating support (up to $10,000) to organizations meeting community needs, some longstanding, some new, or revealed in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Comprised of $99,922 from our Tompkins Today & Tomorrow Fund, $75,284 from nine donor advised funds, and over $40,000 from four Field of Interest Funds, such as our Susan Christopherson Community Planning Fund and Women’s Fund. We have also made more than $107,000 of grants  from our vibrant Social Justice Fund.

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

BJM After School Enrichment

Brooktondale Community Center

Cancer Resource Center

Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

Child Development Council

College Mentors for Kids

Community Science Institute

Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) (Fiscal sponsor: Community Arts Partnership)

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

Doula Access Initiative

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca

Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Finger Lakes Toy Library

Free Science Workshop

Golden Opportunity (GO)

GreenStar Community Projects

Hangar Theatre

Historic Ithaca

Ithaca Community Childcare Center (IC3)

Ithaca Health Alliance

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees

Khuba International

Love Living at Home

No Mas Lagrimas / No More Tears

OAR of Tompkins County

Open Doors English (Fiscal Sponsor: Center For Transformative Action)

Opus Ithaca School of Music

Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)

Running to Places Theatre Company

Saoirse Pastures, Inc.


Southside Community Center

State Theatre of Ithaca

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service of Tompkins County

Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning (Fiscal sponsor: Center for Transformative Action)

Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing (fiscal sponsor: Village at Ithaca)

Unbroken Promise Initiative (fiscal sponsor: Center for Transformative Action)

YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County