The Community Foundation has gone digital! Inquiries and applications to our granting programs can now be completed on-line. If you do not have access to a computer, or if you do not feel comfortable with your on-line application skill-level, please contact Tina Barber, Program Officer at 607-772-6773. Please do not submit a paper application unless you have been instructed to do so after speaking with Tina.

Before you begin the application process, you must create an account for your organization. To create an account, visit our log-in page.

Below, please find the link to a tutorial that will help you navigate this step. Your organization will only be required to register once and thereafter will be able to access the system by logging-in with the password you’ve created. If you are with a large organization, you may create multiple accounts as long as you clearly designate the department that you are representing. (e.g. Tioga Opportunities-Family Planning or Broome County Council of Churches-CHOW)

Learn how to create an account for your organization here
Learn how to start an application here

Community Foundation’s GRANT OPPORTUNITIES for 2019

The Community Fund: This fund awards up to $100,000 twice a year in the Spring and Fall. The process is competitive and the maximum award to an organization is $15,000. We will continue to utilize the Uniform Grant Application in an electronic format. The deadlines for submission in 2019 are: Tuesday, March 5th and Tuesday, September 3th. Letters of intent must be filed and approved two weeks before the deadline.

2019 Community Fund Guidelines

2019 Arts Programs Guidelines

The Small Grants Program: This program is for organizations in our 5-county region requesting up to $5,000. Applications are considered 6 times per year. Applications are due by the 15th of January, March, May, July, September (please note: for 2019 the September Small Grants Program grant cycle has been suspended), and November.

There are two other funds that are considered through the Small Grants Program that have a specific focus and specific deadlines.

The Paul and Miriam Mattern Fund is only open to organizations serving Walton, NY. The application deadline for 2019 is Friday March 15th.

The Community Foundation Library Fund grants to libraries in ALL 5 of our counties. The application deadline for 2019 is Friday March 15th.

2019 Small Grants Program Guidelines 

2019 Mattern Fund Guidelines 

2019 Community Foundation Library Fund Guidelines 

2019 Chobani Community Impact Fund Guidelines

2019 Young Professionals Advisory Group Grant Guidelines

The Women’s Fund makes grants to organizations serving women and girls in our 5-county region. The application deadline for 2019 is Monday June 10.

2019 Women’s Fund Guidelines

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: