Join us on July 30, 2020 at 10 am for Putting Your Best Application Forward: A Grant Writing Webinar This webinar will review the remaining grant opportunities available for 2020 offered by the Community Foundation, discuss the application process, and will offer tips and strategies for developing a successful application. Register here
Our Statement on Social, Economic, and Racial Justice
“As philanthropic leaders in south central New York, we stand with those who seek to eliminate racial injustice. We are committed to do our part both internally as an organization, and in the region. Systemic racism at the individual, community, and societal level cannot be addressed with one-time statements. Real change requires ongoing action borne out of hard work, difficult conversations, education and commitment. We invite all our supporters and community partners to join us in working to address the social and economic justice issues that disproportionately affect the Black community in our country.”
OurSpace Park Update
We have raised over $234,000 towards the rebuilding of OurSpace Park, at Recreation Park in Binghamton. The total cost is currently estimated at approximately $800,000. Some, but not all, of that cost will be covered by insurance. Contributions are still needed and welcomed! You can contribute by clicking here https://bit.ly/2ZWHyPB
From March to June, our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund awarded over $450,000 to 79 organizations in the region for PPE, meal delivery, surrendered pet care, a public awareness campaign, rent and utilities and basic needs. We also awarded 44 micro-grants of $500 each for a total of $22,000 for reopening needs related to COVID-19.
The Community Foundation offices remain closed for now. We continue to work remotely and are available via voicemail or email, so don’t hesitate to be in touch should you need us.
Our Facebook group for SCNY organizations that are responding to COVID-19 is still very active. The page is for non-profits and others in our 5-county region to share information about what they are doing, coordinate services with others, ask for assistance pushing out opportunities, and to receive support/advice from others. Follow this link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/CNYORGS/
See the results of our Non-Profit COVID-19 survey here:COVID-19 non-profit survey results.