Foundation supports programs and projects in the areas of health,
education, recreation, human and social services, aging, and the arts
in Tompkins County. Support is also given to requests for capital expenditures
and "seed" money for new or innovative projects or programs.
Grants are restricted to charitable and philanthropic activities within
Tompkins County and are not made for on-going operating budgets, endowments,
for sectarian purposes or for loans or assistance to individuals. All
grant requests are carefully screened to ensure that the grants distributed
make maximum use of Legacy Foundation funds.
procedure to apply for a grant:
1. All grant applicants must be within Tompkins County and be from
a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization or one
serving other charitable purposes.
2. Requests should be for a particular program or project, for a specific
amount over a particular span of time. The foundation board is particularly interested in the
impact of collaboration with other organizations of similar purpose
in this or other projects.
3. In general, the Foundation does not make grants for on-going operating
expenses, budget deficits, endowments, for sectarian purposes, or
for loans or assistance to individuals.
4. Grant requests will be considered at the Foundation's spring and
fall meetings. Deadline dates for submittal of your request are April
15th for the spring and September 15th for the fall.
5. As of April 2014 Legacy Foundation, partnering with United Way of Tompkins County, transitioned
to an online application procedure. Grant applications will be submitted online through a new browser-based
application form using the following link: https://ctk.apricot.info.
Applicants with an existing username and password may log in to their existing account. New applicants will
create an account following system prompts. You may submit questions and receive assistance relative to creating an account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct all other questions to Janet Hewitt, email@example.com.
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