Started in 2019 by an initial gift of $1,500 and further funded by an investment of $15,000 from the board of the Community Foundation, the Young Professionals Advisory Committee Fund will award grants for projects, programs, and organizations that support, develop and/or expand the skill set of young professionals in our region and/or increase their involvement in the community. To learn more about the Young Professionals Advisory Committee, click here.
Grant decisions will be made by members of the committee and will range from $250 to $2,000. In 2019 grants were made to The Ross Park Zoo for online training for staff and Commerce Chenango to begin a young professional group in Chenango County.
From the Grant Guidelines (find the full application process and guidelines here.)
Proposals may be submitted for projects that support, develop and/or expand the skill set of young professionals* in our region and/or increase their involvement in the community.
*Young professionals are defined as individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 that are interested in developing skills and abilities that will expand their employment opportunities. Consideration will be given to ALL sectors of the workforce including, but not limited to, the trades, those beginning their careers, and those transitioning into the workplace.
The project should be inclusive, collaborative and/or resourceful with a measurable impact.
If you’re someone who believes that the future of our community is in the hands of our young leaders, please consider a gift to the fund.
Or mail your check to:
Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100
Johnson City, New York 13790
Note “YPAC Fund” in the memo
For gifts of stock or gifts other than cash & other questions about giving, please contact foundation staff at (607) 772-6773