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Fall 2022
Advocacy Center LogoAdvocacy Center of Tompkins County

Funds supported the repair of their accessible entrance.

Challenge logoChallenge Industries

Supports the opportunity for adults with disabilities to have access to a college experience.

Community Science Institute logoCommunity Science Institute
Supported their Reducing Hazardous Waste Production During Chloride Testing of Streams and Lake Samples Program.

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers logoDorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers
Supported Sign Language Interpreters for their performances.

Downtown Ithaca Children's Center logoDowntown Ithaca Children's Center
Funding supports educational opportunities for staff in STEAM programs – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – that will make them better educators for the children in their care.

Family and Children's logoFamily and Children's Services

The grant will support KINECT, a program that provides intensive, community and home-based services for caregivers and children.

Food Bank logoFood Bank of the Southern Tier
The grant will help to cover costs associated with a Tompkins County School Food Center.

Free Science logoFree Science
The grant will help to cover costs for a science enrichment program offered to underserved youth in our community.

Golden Opportunity LogoGolden Opportunity
Grant will help fund The GO Club, an after-school tutoring and enrichment program that gives students performing below grade level one-on-one tutoring with a retired teacher.

Historic Ithaca LogoHistoric Ithaca
The funds will help purchase a new truck for pick-ups and deliveries for the Significant Elements Program.

Human Services Coalition logoHuman Services Coalition of TC
Supported the 2-1-1 Helpline Outreach Project.

Ithaca Community Orchestra logoIthaca Community Orchestra
The grant will help to underwrite their Fall Concert.

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services logoIthaca Neighborhood Housing Services
The funds will support the Tompkins County Minor Home Repair Program.

LifeLong logoLifeLong
Grant supported the purchase of a new server and access point.

Sciencenter logoSciencenter

This grant supports the creation of an up-close/hands-on small animal exhibit.

Second Wind Cottages
Funds will support the installation of heaters in the housing units.

Southworth Library logoSouthworth Library Association
This grant supports a free to the public Lunch and Learn Program.

Ulysses Philomathic Library logoUlysses Philomathic Library
The grant will support a class in chair yoga for seniors and those with mobility issues.

United Way logoUnited Way of Tompkins County
Funds support the creation of community rooms at their location that will be made available for local organizations to use.

Unity House logoUnity House
Funds supported the purchase of emergency bathroom call bells in residential homes for people with disabilities.

Vets in Nature logoVets in Nature
Funds will support an October deer bow hunt for veterans.

William George Agency logoWilliam George Agency
Funds will support the development of a printing and merchandise small enterprise program where underprivileged youth can learn the fundamentals of running a business.

Women's Opportunity Center logoWomen's Opportunity Center

Funds help to support the expansion of their collection and sorting area.

Funds supported the availability of hygiene and daily essentials to be available at their food hub.

Spring 2022
BJM PTA LogoBJM Elementary School PTA

Funds will support the Students and Families Program that assists families dealing with housing insecurity and homelessness.

Black Hands Universal

This grant will help to cover expenses for the Pre-Apprenticeship Program which is designed to help people of color successfully enter into the skilled labor force.

logoBrooktondale Community Center

Funds will help to support new technology, a ramp for handicapp accessibility, and support for a summer concert series.

Cancer Resource Center

Funds supported the purchase of furniture for the Healing Garden.

Catholic Charities LogoCatholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga
The grant supports A Place to Stay, a short-term transitional housing opportunity for homeless single women in Tompkins County.

logo Child Development CouncilChild Development Council
Grant supported the purchase of basic needs for families who are struggling financially. These items include: clothing, diapers, formula, car seats and safety items.

Community Arts Partnership

Funding supports The Creative Recovery Fund, a grant fund for local artists which provides small grants to local artists that support work which engages the community in dialogue about current affairs and public and mental health.

Community Unity Music Education Program

The grant will support a music education and performing arts program for youth, families and educators in the community. Programing will be held in the summer and fall of 2022. 

Family Reading Partnership logoFamily Reading Partnership
Funds supported the creation of a brochure that will advertise the Story Walk Trail Program that provides 7 Story Walks in a variety of parks around Tompkins County.

Foodnet Meals on Wheels

Funds supported the purchase of 4 new heated meal transporters (Hot Boxes) essential for maintaining safe food temperatures during home meal delivery throughout Tompkins County.

Friends of Stewart LogoFriends of Stewart Park

Grant will help support the cost of development staff for the Wharton Studio Park Center Campaign.

Friendship Donations Network

In partnership with Youth Farm Project and Ithaca Murals, the grant will support the design and creation of a mural titled "Food Security for All," which will be created by youth of color from the Youth Farm Project. It will be painted on the side of the JBC Center building.

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming

Funds supported the expansion of the Produce Harvest Station.

Hangar Theatre

Funds supported the Next Generation School of Theatre outdoor classroom.

Hospice logoHospicare & Palliative Care Services

Grant supported the creation of the Community Education and Outreach Program, an awareness campaign to help the community better understand the services available to them through Hospicare.

Radio station logoIthaca Community Radio/WRFI

Funds will support the Soundliner Project - a mobile studio that will travel to geographically isolated communities providing access for rural communities to voice their issues on the air.

Ithaca Gay Men's Chorus

The grant helps to support the cost of travel, and Covid safety precautions for the choir's upcoming concerts.

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees LogoIthaca Welcomes Refugees

This grant supports the Global Roots Play School Program that provides a supportive play environment for the children of immigrants assimilating into the Ithaca community.

Kitchen Theatre LogoKitchen Theatre

Funds help to support the Trainee Program, giving local youth the opportunity to work at the theatre and gain valuable work experience.

Love Living at Home logoLove Living at Home

Grant helped to support the purchase of a new software system and website development.

NAMI logoNAMI Finger Lakes

Grant will support board training that will help with the transition to a governing board, developing long-term goals with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

PRI logoPaleontological Research Institute

The grant will help to cover costs associated with the installation of a new boiler at the Cayuga Nature Center.

State Theatre Logo State Theatre of Ithaca

The grant will help support the purchase of a new heating system.

Story House Ithaca

The funds are for the "Stages of Life" Intergenerational Playwriting Workshop Program.

United Way logoUnited Way of Tompkins County

The funds will support the Summer of Service Youth Internship Program. This program will provide 15 students with a paid internship while providing over 2,400 hours of community service to local non-profits in need.

Varna Comm. Assoc. logoVarna Community Association

Funds supported access to potable water during their summer care programs.

Vets in Nature logoVets in Nature

Funding supports veterans from across New York State participating in the Fred Ink Memorial Fishing Program.

YMCA logoYMCA of Tompkins County

Funds supported the establishment of an outdoor restroom facility at the Y's Outdoor Education Center.

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