Forms and Guidelines for Grant Seekers
In 2016 the Foundation will transition to an online grant proposal submission platform. Please check back here as we begin implementation of that process towards the end of 2015.
For your convenience, the forms listed below are available for download from this website. Please note that some of the forms are in PDF format. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these files. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, click here to download the latest version.
Area foundations have developed and are now using an Uniform Grant Application, find the application in Word here and in PDF here. We’ve done this to be responsive to grantee requests, and hope that it will make the grant application easier. On this website you may access both the forms and tips for using them by following the link we’ve provided.
For Community Fund Grant Seekers
Find the 2015 Community Fund Fall Grant Proposal Guidelines here.
2016 guidelines will be posted by the end of 2015.
Note: All applicants MUST call the Community Foundation at (607) 772-6773 BEFORE preparing the proposal to confirm that the project/purpose falls within the Foundation’s guidelines.
The Community Fund 2016 spring grant submission deadline will be March 7, 2016, 4pm Foundation Offices.
The Community Foundation participates in the Uniform Grant Application (UGA).
Find the application here.
Proposal Format: (Refer to the UGA narrative instructions)
1” margins on all sides
No smaller than Times New Roman 12-point font
Find the required Proposal Checklist here.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about submission procedures or the proposal process. Please contact Tina Barber, Program Officer, at 607-772-6773 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Women's Fund Grant Seekers
The 2015 submission deadline was Friday June 19, 2015, 4 PM in Foundation Offices.
Find the 2015 Grant Guidelines and application here.
In 2012 we conducted a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the issues impacting women and girls in the region. Read the full report here.