We were heartbroken to hear that the accessible playground, Our Space Park, at Recreation Park in Binghamton was destroyed by fire early this morning. We have been asked to reactivate the original fund to accept donations for rebuilding the park. You can contribute by clicking here https://bit.ly/2ZWHyPB
Micro-Grants for Re-opening
We are excited to announce a new grant opportunity for organizations with annual operating budgets under $250,000. Applications will be taken immediately for awards up to $500 for PPE, safety equipment, signage etc. related to COVID-19 and necessary for re-opening. MICRO GRANT APPLICATION
From March to May, our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund awarded $348,178 to organizations in the region for PPE, meal delivery, surrendered pet care, a public awareness campaign, rent and utilities and basic needs. COVID-19 Grants March-May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with an extraordinarily challenging crisis for our communities. So we can better support our most rural communities, we have opened the CFSCNY COVID-19 Response Fund at the foundation with an initial distribution of $80,000 from our own special funds and another $118,212 from our generous donors. If you would like to help us serve the neediest in the region, please click here to donate.
The Community Foundation offices are closed as of March 17, 2020 and will reopen when safe to do so. We will still be working and will be available via voicemail or email, so don’t hesitate to be in touch should you need us.
We have created a Facebook group just for CNY organizations that are responding to COVID-19. 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.
Our 16th Women’s Fund Annual Breakfast, scheduled for Thursday June 25, 2020, with keynote speaker Jami Floyd on Women and Politics. has been postponed to 2021. Check back here for updates.