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 grant proposals under $5,000, grant submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Find the new Small Grant Program Guidelines here and the Small Grant Application here.

Find our most recent Needs Assessments here and here.

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:

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.

For Broome Library Foundation Fund Grant Seekers 

Application deadline was Monday March 2, 2015, 4 pm in Foundation Offices.
Find the Grant Guidelines here and the Small Grants Application here.

For Mattern Fund Grant Seekers

Application deadline was Monday March 2, 2015, 4 pm in Foundation Offices.
Find the Grant Guidelines here and the Small Grants Application here.


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