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 2020

CFSCNY COVID-19 Relief Fund

The CFSCNY COVID-19 Response Fund will support organizations providing essential services to the individuals and communities served by the Foundation, with an emphasis on rural communities in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga Counties.

CFSCNY COVID-19 Response Fund Guidelines

The Racial Justice and Equity Fund: The Racial Justice and Equity Fund welcomes proposals from qualified non-profit 501c.3 organizations that seek to provide projects or programs that build community dialogue, increase the capacity of Black-led organizations supporting historically underserved communities, promote racial justice and equity, and counteract systemic racism, in the region served by the Foundation. New or established organizations, programs and projects serving Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color, are all invited to apply. The deadline for 2020 applications is November 15, 2020 with letters of intent due  two weeks prior.

2020 Racial Justice and Equity Fund Grant Guidelines 

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 except for capital projects where the maximum grant awarded will be for $20,000 in 2020. We will continue to utilize the Uniform Grant Application in an electronic format. The deadlines for submission in 2020 are: Monday, March 2, 2020 and Monday, September 7, 2020. Letters of intent must be filed and approved two weeks before the deadline.

2020 Community Fund Guidelines

2020 Arts Cycle 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, 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 2020 is Friday March 13, 2020.

The Community Foundation Library Fund grants to libraries in ALL 5 of our counties. The application deadline for 2020 is Friday March 13, 2020.

2020 Small Grants Guidelines

2020 Mattern Fund Guidelines

2020 Library Fund Guidelines

2020 Chobani Community Impact Fund Guidelines

2020 Young Professional Advisory Committee Fund Guidelines

The Women’s Fund makes grants to organizations serving women and girls in our 5-county region. Proposals are due Monday June 8, 2020 with inquiries due two weeks prior, Monday May 25, 2020.

2020 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: