Librarians are champs at squeezing optimal value out of every dollar in a budget. Their ingenuity makes it a special pleasure to support local libraries through the Community Foundation Library Fund. The fund was born in 2008, on the dissolution of the Broome Library Foundation. That group’s board asked the Community Foundation to take over Read more
A small town can play a big role in a region’s cultural life. That’s surely true of Norwich, Oxford and Oneonta, each of which hosts a musical series or venue that draws fans from miles around. Recent grants from the Community Foundation have helped small, volunteer-powered organizations in these places enrich the local arts scene Read more
Many small organizations in our region are working to preserve the environment and teach the public about conservation. We supported those efforts with several grants in 2018. For instance, we awarded $3,259 to the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve in Stamford. Named to honor Dr. Michael Kudish, who has been researching the natural history of Read more
When the Community Foundation decided to tackle workforce development, Chenango County emerged as the perfect venue for that effort. A mostly rural county, Chenango is home to many low-income households. But it’s also home to some strong employers, such as the Raymond Corporation, Chobani and UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital. Chenango County suffers from a disconnect Read more
The Edward L. Rose Conservancy was founded in 1986 to protect land, preserve natural habitat and increase public awareness through education, research and outreach programs. Your donations support priority land conservation projects as well as environmental programs for youth and families in the Southern Tier.
The Chobani Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Chobani, the number 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America. As an expansion of its community wellness efforts, the Foundation has established a Community Impact Fund with the strategic goal of strengthening the region where Chobani employees live and work.
The Community Foundation Arts & Culture Fund supports and promotes the needs of various art and cultural entities within the Foundation’s five county region.
The Community Foundation Library Fund allows donors to direct gifts that will support public libraries for library services, programming, exhibits and historical exhibitions in conjunction with public libraries in the region served by the Community Foundation for South Central New York.
The Emergency Animal Care Response Fund was created by concerned animal welfare organizations in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It was clear at the time that animal companions would be affected by the disruption caused by the pandemic, and emergency funding would be needed to support the shelters and foster families that would be caring for them immediately and under similar emergency circumstances in the future.
The Greene Community Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Greene Central High School, assist in their pursuit of college or trade-school education, and to offer non-traditional scholarship opportunities to adults seeking continuing education.
The Racial Justice and Equity Fund was established in August of 2020 with a $100,000 grant made to the fund by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation.
Established in 2018 to honor the history of the Mello-Dears All-Girls Drum and Bugle Corps and its founder Fred Ford, the fund offers scholarships for female graduating seniors in Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Chemung and Tompkins counties.
Established in loving memory of Sister Joanna Monticello. This memorial scholarship in her memory is an extension of her ministry to help those give back to the community in the spirit of social work.
The purpose of the Greater Oxford Community Fund is to provide financial support for community enterprises.
The Visions Investment Services Community Impact Fund was started in 2019 with the intention to serve the charitable interests of Visions Investment Services and its member/clients… all while supporting the overall giving efforts and philosophy of Visions FCU and Visions Cares.
The Women’s Fund was established as a special fund at the Community Foundation and is comprised of a group of women philanthropists, inspired to help women and girls in our communities to grow and achieve their dreams.
The Art Sharpsteen Scholarship Award Fund distributes scholarship awards to students with financial need in the Binghamton, Chenango Valley and Waverly NY school districts who have participated in varsity basketball.
The Barbara H. Chaffee, MD, MPH Educational Fund was created in 2010 to honor and recognize over two decades of Dr. Chaffee’s service to people with HIV/AIDS and the health care professionals who care for them. It allows donors to make a lasting impact on the delivery of health care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Binghamton area and honors the work and life of Dr. Chaffee.
You may not know the name Marian Blakeslee Butler but she has made a difference in the lives of thousands. In an age when many causes compete for our attention, an individual who gives so prodigiously of themselves in the service of others is remarkable.
The Tina Fund was established in loving memory of Tina Turner, who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2013. The fund will provide grants to individuals and families in Broome and Chenango Counties who struggle with costs related to breast cancer diagnosis.
Established in loving memory of Constance Elwood Wilk (1931 – 2021), the Connie Wilk Scholarship Fund will provide an educational scholarship to a graduating senior from Binghamton High School pursuing studies in the field of healthcare.
When you open a special fund with the Community Foundation, you chart your own course as a philanthropist. You might create the fund to honor someone you have loved or admired. You’ll focus your support on an issue that speaks to your heart, and you’ll build for the long term, assured that the good you Read more