May 19th, 2023

Celebrating 2023 Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle Grantees and Programs: $384,112 in 106 grants to 57 organizations

This cycle provided flexible unrestricted support to organizations meeting community needs, some longstanding, some new, or revealed in the aftermath of the pandemic. The Spring Grant Cycle makes grants from the Howland Foundation (assets held at M & T Bank) and the Community Foundation’s Tompkins, Today, and Tomorrow Fund as well as various donor-advised and field-of-interest funds.


$384,112 was funded in 106 grants to 57 organizations.

Tompkins Today and Tomorrow granted $157,775.

9 Donor Advised Funds supported requests at highest level ever for a total of $96,550.

6 Field of Interest Funds were available for support this year for a total of $84,287.

Howland Foundation (whose grants are administered by Community Foundation) granted additional dollars.

Ballet and Books
Caroline After School Program Inc.
Catholic Charities Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Center for the Arts at Ithaca, Inc. dba Hangar Theatre
Civic Ensemble, Inc.
Community Arts Partnership
Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)
Community Science Institute
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins County
Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County
Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, Inc.
Downtown Ithaca Alliance
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
Family Reading Partnership
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc
Finger Lakes Toy Library
Food Justice Projects, Inc
Foodnet Meals on Wheels
Free Science, Inc
Friends of Ithaca Sea Scouts
Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ Learning Project
Golden Opportunity
Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.
Groton Community Cupboard
Healthy Food For All
Ithaca Murals
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Ithaca Waldorf School
Ithaca Welcomes Refugees
Khuba International
King Ferry Food Pantry Inc.
Love Living at Home
No Más Lágrimas – No More Tears, Inc
Open Doors English
Paleontological Research Institution
REACH Project Inc
Robin Fund
Running to Places Theatre Company
Saoirse Pastures
Seventh Art Corporation d.b.a. Cinemapolis
SPCA of Tompkins County
Stablework Corp.
State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc.
Story House Ithaca
The Ithaca Voice
Tompkins County Sr. Citizens Council, Inc. dba Lifelong
Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative
Unbroken Promise Initiative
Village at Ithaca
Women’s Opportunity Center of Tompkins and Onondaga Counties
Youth Farm Project, Inc.