November 17th, 2023

2023 Resilient Communities Fall Grant Cycle: $254,477 Granted in 113 Grants to 58 Organizations

This cycle provided unrestricted support to organizations meeting community needs. The Fall Grant Cycle makes grants from the Community Foundation’s Tompkins, Today, and Tomorrow Fund and our Community Impact Fund as well as varied donor advised and field of interest funds.

With respect we acknowledge the challenges and hardships created by economic conditions impacting us all that resulted in Community Foundation having less funding to distribute in 2023 relative to 2022. With endowment funding, the amount available to grant is directly related to the market performance of investments in the previous year. Our investment portfolio was down approximately 15% in 2022. In addition a private foundation added $36,000 of additional funds last year but not this year. These conditions combined to make the total granted in 2023 about 18% less than what was available in 2022.

$254,477 was awarded in 113 grants to 58 organizations.

Tompkins Today and Tomorrow made 42 grants totaling $143,673.

11 Donor Advised Funds made 61 grants totaling $60,650.

5 Field of Interest Funds made 10 grants totaling $50,154

Congratulations to the following organizations:

Babies First Program of the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca
Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Cayuga Trails Club
Child Development Council
Civic Ensemble, Inc.
Coddington Road Community Center, Inc
College Initiative Upstate
Community Science Institute
Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, Inc.
Doula Access Initiative
Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
Finger Lakes Toy Library
Foodnet Meals on Wheels
Free Science Workshop
Golden Opportunity
Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC)
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties
Hangar Theatre, Center for the Arts at Ithaca
Ithaca City of Asylum, a project of the Center for Transformative Action
Ithaca Community Recovery
Ithaca Farmers Market
Ithaca Health Alliance
Ithaca Math Circle, Inc.
Ithaca Murals/Center for Transformative Action
Ithaca Welcomes Refugees
Kitchen Theatre Company
Lansing Lunchbox
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
Love Living at Home
Midstate COSH
No Mas Lagrimas – No More Tears, Inc
Open Doors English, a project of the Center for Transformative Action
Opportunities Alternatives And Resources Of Tompkins County
Patient AirLift Services
Rootwork Herbals
Running to Places Theatre Company
Saoirse Pastures
Second Wind Cottages
Social Change In Mind Productions
Special Olympics New York
St. John’s Community Services
Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing [Fiscal Sponsor: Village at Ithaca]
Transform: Ithaca Queer Singers Alliance
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
UCNS Preschool
Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative, a project of the Center for Transformative Action
Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc.
Varna Community Association
Women’s Opportunity Center of Tompkins and Onondaga Counties
WSKG Public Media
YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County
Youth Farm Project, Inc.
Zero Waste Ithaca [Fiscal Sponsor: NOPI – Nonprofit Incubator]