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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.”

Housing has become a critical issue in our community. Check here for guidelines to our new Broome County Housing Trust Fund grant opportunity. Guidelines for the Broome County Housing Trust Fund 2021

2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Organizational Response Need Assessment Summary
Our most recent survey was designed to ascertain the operational and program-related response and recovery needs of organizations as we enter the 18-month milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early Childhood Education and Care- An Analysis of Successful Child Care Models  
The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the vital role early childhood care and education programs play in supporting the working families that keep our economy running. Through the American Rescue Plan, New York is poised to provide more than $1.8 billion to child care providers, families, and employers to meet ongoing needs. While this historic investment will extend much needed relief, it is also an opportunity for transformative action. We are pleased to announce our most recent study, funded by The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, The United Way of Broome County, and the Community Foundation.  Working with Sophia Geringswald, a graduate student in the Binghamton University MPA program, we funded research in to successful child care/early childhood education models and developed recommendations for New York’s early childhood care and education system.

Grant Writing Workshop Recording Now Available
Did you miss our grant writing workshop in January and want to learn how to write a successful grant application and sharpen your grant writing skills?  Follow this link to the recording of the workshop.

We are fully vaccinated and now open by appointment! Call 607-772-6773 or email to make an appointment. We are happy to meet you by phone or Zoom, in our offices, your home/place of business, or wherever you are comfortable.  We are also 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 active. Follow this link to join!