Forms and Guidelines for Grant Seekers 

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 2014 revised 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
 Find our Small Grant Application in Word here and PDF here.

 Find our most recent Needs Assessments here and here.

 For Community Fund Grant Seekers 

Find the 2014 Community Fund Fall Grant Proposal Guidelines here.
Check back in December 2014 for the 2015 Grant Proposal Guidelines.

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 2015 submission deadlines will be 4 pm in Foundation offices
March 2, 2015 and September 8, 2015.


The Community Foundation participates in the Uniform Grant Application (UGA).
 Find the 2014 revised application in Word here and in PDF 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 2014 submission deadline was Friday June 13, 2014, 4 PM in Foundation Offices.  

Find the 2014 Women's Fund 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 Artists Fund Grant Seekers

The 2014 deadlines are Thursday May 8, 2014 and Thursday November 7, 2014, 5 pm in the Broome County Arts Council Offices, 81 State Street, Suite 501, Binghamton, NY 13901.

Potential grantees are required to call and speak to Sharon Ball at the Arts Council at 723-4620 before submitting a proposal. Find the guidelines and application here.


For Broome Library Foundation Fund Grant Seekers 

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


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