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)
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.
NEW – COVID-19 Re-opening Micro Grants
We are now offering micro-grants of up to $500 for organizations with annual operating budgets under $250,000, to pay for PPE, safety equipment, signage etc. related to COVID-19, and necessary for re-opening.
MICRO GRANT APPLICATION
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.
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.
The 2020 guidelines and deadlines for the Chobani Community Impact Fund and Young Professionals Advisory Committee Fund are yet to be determined.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org