Forms and Guidelines for Grant Seekers 


The Community Foundation has gone digital! As of January 1, 2016, applications to our granting programs will be completed on-line. If you do not have access to a computer, or if you do not feel comfortable with your on-line application skill-level, please contact Tina Barber, Program Officer at 607-772-6773. Please do not submit a paper application unless you have been instructed to do so after speaking with Tina.

Before you begin the application process, you must create an account for your organization. To create an account, visit our log-in page.

Below, please find the link to a tutorial that will help you navigate this step. Your organization will only be required to register once and thereafter will be able to access the system by logging-in with the password you’ve created. If you are with a large organization, you may create multiple accounts as long as you clearly designate the department that you are representing. (e.g. Tioga Opportunities-Family Planning or Broome County Council of Churches-CHOW)

Learn how to create an account for your organization here
Learn how to start an application here

Community Foundation's GRANT OPPORTUNITIES for 2017

The Community Fund: This fund awards up to $100,000 twice a year in the Spring and Fall. The process is competitive and the maximum award to an organization is $15,000. We will continue to utilize the Uniform Grant Application in an electronic format. The deadlines for submission in 2017 are: Tuesday, March 7th and Friday, September 8th. Letters of intent must be filed and approved two weeks before the deadline. 

Fall 2017 Community Fund Guidelines

The Small Grants Program: This program is for organizations in our 5-county region requesting up to $5,000. Applications are considered 6 times per year. Applications are due by the 15th of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

There are two other funds that are considered through the Small Grants Program that have a specific focus and specific deadlines. 

The Paul and Miriam Mattern Fund is only open to organizations serving Walton, NY. The application deadline for 2017 was March 7th. Look for the 2018 deadline at the beginning of January, 2018. 

The Community Foundation Library Fund grants to libraries in ALL 5 of our counties. The application deadline for 2017 was March 7th. Look for the 2018 deadline at the beginning of January, 2018.

2017 Small Grants Program Guidelines

2017 Mattern Fund Guidelines

2017 Community Foundation Library Fund Guidelines

The Women's Fund: This fund makes awards to organizations serving women and girls in our 5-county region.

2017 Women's Fund Guidelines  
Women's Fund grants have been made for 2017. Look here for 2018 guidelines and guidelines in May, 2018. Find the most recent Women's Fund Needs Assessment 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:



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