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Schuyler County Fund Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, and
School Districts to Address Community Needs

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Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes - Schuyler County Fund

Deadline Date:

05/03/21

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and public organizations including municipalities and school districts in eligible locations to address community needs. Focus areas include arts and culture, civic affairs, education and youth, the environment, health, and human services. Preference is given to programs that are designed to foster access for community connections. Only projects serving the citizens of Schuyler County may be considered.

The Schuyler County Fund at the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes provides a vehicle for individuals, families, and businesses to invest in the residents of Schuyler County and to protect the physical environment of the region. 

Guiding Principles for Grantmaking:

  • The Community Foundation builds community and inspires philanthropy. It supports creative, effective and innovative programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education and youth, health, the environment and civic affairs. Successful projects will address community needs while demonstrating sustainable impact and measurable outcomes.
  • The Foundation strives to create healthier conditions for people in the community by collectively improving and/or developing them together.
  • Funded programs will provide clearly stated goals for the incorporation of diverse cultures, philosophies and experiences. Diversity is present not only in program delivery but also in the mission, boards, and operations of the organization
  • The voices of the underserved and economically diverse are important, and programs designed to foster access for community connections are preferred.

Projects should address pressing issues and benefit from strong community partnerships.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148830

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be registered 501(c)3 organizations. Only projects serving the citizens of Schuyler County may be considered.

The Schuyler County Fund restricts itself to organizations:
- Classified as a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code; or publicly supported organizations such as school districts and municipalities
- Who have submitted a grant evaluation for any completed program previously funded by the Community Foundation
- Proposals from faith-based organizations will only be considered if: (1) service benefits all, regardless of religion; (2) service provided is not religious in nature; and (3) there is no proselytizing associated with the service.

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Characteristics of eligible grant funded programs include and must demonstrate that they are:
- Open and accessible to the greater community
- Open to all regardless of religious affiliation
- Open and available to low-income or underserved students/participants

The Schuyler County Fund does not make grants for the following activities:
- Annual campaigns, special event fundraisers or sponsorships
- Religious purposes
- Political or partisan purposes
- Activities taking place before grant decisions are made
- Deficit funding or debt retirement
- Individuals

Pre-Application Information:

Application: Submitted by May 3, 2021
Notification: June

The Foundation accepts applications for the Schuyler County Fund once per year. Organizations may submit one application per funding cycle.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their grant request with the Community Foundation staff before beginning the application process.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=communityfund

For questions, contact the Vice President of Programs at (607) 739-3900, or by e-mail at sep@communityfund.org.

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