2016 Fall Competitive Grants from the Community Fund and Special Funds

Total awarded - $112,546

Action for Older Persons
$14,778 for the Senior health Insurance program (Broome)

Children's Home of Wyoming Conference
$15,000 to convert classroom space into an in-patient substance use disorder rehabilitation program for adolescents (Broome)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County
$2,500 for a youth kayak education program (Chenango)

Deposit Foundation
$4,660 for a senior transportation program (Broome/Delaware)

Eric D. Dettenrieder memorial Fund
$3,000 for athletic programs for disabled youth (Otsego)

EPAC (Endicott Performing Arts Center)
$15,000 for lighting, security and software (Broome)

Huntington Memorial Library
$3,000 for a Media Lab intern (Otsego)

Life is Washable (Magic Paintbrush Project)
$4,990 for athletic programs for disabled youth (Broome)

Regional Science and Discovery Center
$5,500 for a mobile science lab program for Tioga elementary and middle schools

Richfield Springs Community Center
$15,000 for operating support for the Teen Zone program (Otsego)

Richfield Springs Community Center
$1,500 for building improvements (Otsego)

Unatego Central Schools
$9,422 for Phonics for Success to improve elementary reading levels

Village of Walton
$11,850 to update computers and software in police department patrol cars

WSKG Public Media
$13,450 operating support for the Youth Voices Program at Union Endicott Schools Tiger Ventures


2016 Spring Competitive Grants From the Community Fund and Special Funds

Total Awarded - $180,664


Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship
$5,000 for scholarships at Stony Creek Farm Art Camp for children residing in Walton (Delaware)

Chenango County United Way$10,000 for the Community Health Initiative, providing medical and dental care to families in need (Chenango)

Cornell Cooperative Extension
$5,000 to support small farms taking over the operation of Delaware Bounty (Delaware)

The Church Commons
$5,000 for their community playground (Tioga)

Franklin Stock Company
$5,000 to support for their 20th anniversary season (Delaware)

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
$5,000 to support Camp CEO program (Broome/Chenango/Delaware/Otsego/Tioga)

Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network
$5,000 for the Rural Health Connections Program (Broome)

New York Council of Non-Profits
$10,000 for the Southern Tier Capacity Building program for non-profits (Broome/Chenango/Delaware/Otsego/Tioga)

Oneonta World of Learning
$6,996 for renovations at their new location (Otsego)

Morris Central Schools
$14,652 for the extended day after school program (Otsego)

RISE-New York
$15,000 for kitchen equipment at the domestic violence shelter (Broome)

Rural Health Network of SCNY
$14,823 for the year-round healthy food access program (Broome/Delaware/Tioga)

Southern Tier Zoological Society
$5,000 for the Binghamton Zoo Entrance Revitalization project (Broome)

SPARE Productions
$2,779 to purchase a keyboard and amplifier for performances (Broome)

St. James Church Lake Delaware
$5,000 for the Our Place Adult Day Respite Center in Delhi (Delaware)

Summer Savoyards
$2,000 for the 2016 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore (Broome)

Tioga County Public Health Department
$4,950 for child passenger safety seat program (Tioga)

Tioga Opportunities
$8,529 for a commercial freezer to support their meals program

United Way of Delaware/Otsego
$2,437 for technology upgrades (Delaware/Otsego)

Village of Oxford Police Department
$3,047 for the Community Recovery Room for their Road to Recovery program (Chenango)

Waverly Free Library
$1,190 for a historic snapshot series in conjunction with the Tioga Historical Society (Tioga)

Walton Little League
$1,500 to replace fencing around the ball field (Delaware)

Walton-A Community That Cares
$3,500 to purchase and install an ice skating rink liner (Delaware)

William B. Ogden Library
$1,200 for The Grant Rogers Project: Tales, Tunes and Traditions from the Western Catskills (Delaware)

Worcester Free Library
$360 for screening and discussion of “Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas (Delaware)



2015 Fall Competitive Grants From the Community Fund and Special Funds

Total Awarded - $136,743

Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton
$4,500 for a summer 2016 camp program (Broome)

CADE (Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship)
$15,000 for phase two of the Communities Creameries Project connecting dairy farmers with new markets (Delaware/Otsego)

Camp Ahwaga
$11,500 for insurance costs for the 2016 camp season (Tioga)

Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga
$10,000 for emergency financial assistance for participants (Tioga)

Deposit Foundation
$10,000 for general operating support (Broome)

Family Enrichment Network
$15,000 to expand an adult literacy program into Tioga County (Tioga)

Jewish Community Center
$4,770 for toddler classroom renovations (Broome)

Liberty Partnership Program
$900 for production of a film highlighting the effect of poverty on students (Broome)

Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga
$15,000 for general operating support (Broome/Tioga)

Otego Elementary School
$2,656 to create a movement lab for K-2 student (Otsego)

Rescue Mission
$2,906 for hygiene kits to distribute at community meal programs (Broome)

Tioga County Boys and Girls Club
$15,000 for general operating support (Tioga)

Tioga Opportunities Department of Aging
$5,000 to support the meals on wheels program (Tioga)

Trinity Church Community Canteen
$2,630 for tables for a community meal program (Broome)

United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton
$9,466 for a community meal coordinator position (Broome)

Walton Theater Preservation Association
$12,415 for historically accurate castings for accessibility ramp (Delaware)


2015 Spring Competitive Grants From the Community Fund and Special Funds

Total Awarded - $192,818

$7,500 for purchase of furniture for conference room and reception area (Broome)

Afton Historical Society
$1,800 restoration of the 1789 deeds for Afton (Chenango)

Broome County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
$35,000 for operations (Broome)

Broome County Council of Churches
$15,000 for the CHOW bus mobile farmer’s market/summer meal program (Broome)

Broome County Library
$1,250 for expansion of the Binghamton Poetry Project (Broome)

Broome County Habitat for Humanity
$11,000 support for the volunteer safety program improvements (Broome)

Coalition for the Homeless of the Southern Tier, Inc.
$1,800 for the no-freeze program providing overnight emergency shelter (Broome)

Family And Children’s Society
$2,500 for inspirational and motivational art for therapy rooms and lobby (Broome)

Grand Gorge Community Action Group
$1,400 for purchase of a watering system for community beautification efforts (Delaware)

Historical Society of the Town of Middletown
$3,500 for support of a foundation repair project (Delaware)

Milford Central School District
$14,971 for a summer Career, Learning, Enrichment and Academic Readiness program (Otsego)

Newark Valley Historical Society
$2,787 material for a stage in the Depot building (Tioga)

Newark Valley Historical Society
$5,234 for architect fees for a capital needs plan development at Bement-Billings farmstead (Tioga)

New Hope Community Church
$2,500 for a week-end backpack food security program for middle and high school students (Delaware)

Opportunities for Delaware
$15,000 for a bus for the Headstart Program (Broome)

Owego Revitalization and Betterment Corporation
$3,933 purchases of bike racks lost in the flood (Tioga)

The Place - Norwich
$5,000 for the youth philanthropy project (Chenango)

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY
$1,000 weekend food backpack program for Richfield Springs students (Otsego)

Regional Science and Discovery Center
$3,600 for Pre-K math programs (Tioga)

Richfield Springs Community Center
$15,000 for the PLAY (Positive Lifestyle Activities for Youth) program (Otsego)

Stillwater RTF
$5,000 for playground equipment (Chenango)

Tioga Arts Council
$9,805 for creation of an arts incubator program for local artists (Tioga)

Tioga Opportunities Inc.
$10,000 for support of a family planning program using innovative outreach approaches (Tioga)

Tri-Cities Opera Company
$11,490 to upgrade lighting at Clinton Street building (Broome)

Village of Walton
$2,500 for a summer recreation program (Delaware)

Waverly Free Library
$1,248 for digitization and display of Little League Photos from The 1940’s and 1950’s (Tioga)

Windsor Human Development
$3,000 for food pantry purchases (Broome)


2014 Fall Competitive Grants From the Community Fund and Special Funds

Total Awarded - $143,790

Cider Mill Playhouse
$8,820 for equipment upgrades (Broome)

Susquehanna River Archeological Center
$4,107 for display cases (Tioga)

The Addiction Center of Broome County
$6,787 to create a Vivitrol program, medication assisted therapy for substance users (Broome)

SUCO Children’s Center
$6,138 to upgrade food services to code (Otsego)

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier
$12,765 for operating expenses for a children and youth counseling program (Broome)

The Impact Project
$15,000 for supplies and labor for low-income/senior home repair and maintenance program (Broome and Chenango)

The Place-Norwich
$15,000 salary for a VISTA volunteer (Chenango)

The Church Commons
$8,890 for a new furnace (Tioga)

Delhi Campus Childcare
$10,000 for childcare subsidies (Delaware)

SUCO Children’s Center
$15,000 for childcare subsidies (Otsego)

Jewish Community Center
$15,000 for childcare subsidies (Broome)

Wilson Children’s Center
$7,283 to replace carpet (Broome)

Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church
$2,000 for a supplies cupboard (Broome)

VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments)
$15,000 for the youth summer employment program (Broome)

Otego Community Food Pantry
$2,000 to help residents grow and use their own vegetables and greens (Otsego)


2014 Spring Competitive Grants From the Community Fund

Total Awarded - $100,000

All Saints Episcopal Church
$2,500 to replace tables and chairs for the community meal program in Johnson City (Broome)

Berkshire Free Library
$14,000 toward improvement of the heating and electrical systems (Tioga)

Bovina Public Library  
$6,400 to replace the furnace and hot water heater (Delaware)

SUNY Broome Faculty Student Association
$15,000 toward operating support for the campus daycare center

Family and Children’s Society
$8,087 toward technology upgrades (Broome)

Family Service Association
$2,500 for a phone system upgrade (Otsego)

Mt. Upton UMC Church
$11,850 to modify the kitchen used for a community food pantry and meal center (Chenango)

Richfield Springs Community Center
$15,000 toward executive director salary expenses (Otsego)

Town of Middletown Historical Society
$3,000 toward roof repair (Delaware)

Wilson Children’s Center
$15,000 for general operating support (Broome/Delaware)

YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County
$6,663 toward replacement of dishwasher and water softener at day care center (Broome)

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